Safe Hands

We are pleased to announce that we have now formed a partnership with Safe Hands Funeral Plans. It is with great delight that they join our extensive panel of funeral plan providers. Safe Hands offer the fastest growing funeral plan and are the only pre-paid funeral plan company officially endorsed by the National Federation of Funeral Directors.

With funeral costs rising far in excess of the annual rate of inflation, a pre-paid funeral plan allows you to fix the cost of a future funeral at today’s prices. Safe Hands guarantee that when you pass away, not only will your family be provided with all the support and reassurance they could possibly want, but all funeral director’s fees and services will be covered in full.


Shakespeare’s Will back in Stratford

This summer William Shakespeare’s Last will and Testament, will go on display in Stratford-upon-Avon for the first time since Dr. John Hall, Shakespeare’s son-in-law took the will to London in June 1616 to get a grant of probate. By the 19th century, the will, leaving money for his actor friends to buy mourning rings to remember him by, and the notorious bequest to “my wife my second best bed with the furniture”, was so famous that tourists paid the hefty fee of a shilling to see it at Somerset House, then the home of the records of births, marriages and deaths. It has now returned, with other precious documents relating to Shakespeare’s life and work, from the present home of the National Archives at Kew. When the display is over it must go into storage in the dark for 20 years to preserve it for the future.


Prince didn’t make a Will claims sister

It is understood that music superstar Prince did not make a will before his death last Thursday.

His sister said in court documents on Tuesday listing his six siblings or half-siblings as heirs to a legacy estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars.


Lasting Powers of Attorney – Myths and Facts

Two in three people will lose the capacity to make decisions at some point. The most common conditions that affect capacity include stroke; Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, someone could also lose mental capacity as the result of an injury, in a car accident for example.

In any situation where you lack capacity unless you have already completed a Lasting Power of Attorney, your loved ones will need to apply to become your ‘deputy’ through the Court of Protection, Deputyship is a time consuming and arduous court process that can cost thousands of pounds. To avoid this a lasting power of attorney is a legal document that lets you ‘the Donor’ appoint someone you trust known as an ‘attorney’ to make decisions on your behalf. In order to make a power of attorney you must still have mental capacity, once you have lost capacity, it is too late.

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