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14th August 2018

Do I need to obtain Probate?

This is a question we get asked a lot. But before I answer this question, you need to know what Probate is. So, what is Probate? Probate is the legal... Read more
28th February 2018

Did you hear Samantha Downs on BBC Radio Leicester talking about Lasting Powers of Attorney and the registration fee refunds?

If the answer is no, then you can hear her by clicking this link – www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05vt5rw. Sam can be heard from 1 hour 13 minutes in if you want to... Read more
12th February 2018

Power of Attorney Refunds

It has recently been announced that if you registered your Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 you may be entitled to a refund of part... Read more
2nd October 2017

Team Dodds take part in the LOROS Full Steam Ahead

Yesterday, a team of eight of us and two dogs took part in the LOROS Full Steam Ahead event. We walked 5 miles from Great Central Railway Quorn Station to... Read more
28th September 2017

Local solicitor warns changes to powers of attorney may leave older and vulnerable at risk

Local solicitor, Samantha Downs from Leicester issues warning following FCA’s call to turn lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) fully digital Proposals would remove the need for a physical ‘wet signature’... Read more
5th September 2017

Local solicitor defends lasting powers of attorney

• Local solicitor, Samantha Downs from Dodds Solicitors LLP, has defended lasting powers of attorney • This follows comments from a former senior judge that power of attorney orders are... Read more
1st August 2017

Do I Need a Will?

Yes! The only time our answer would be “no” is if you have no assets and/or no children. Why do I need a Will? A Will lets you direct who... Read more
6th June 2017

What our Clients have to say about our Wills and Probate Team

The Wills and Probate Team are so pleased by the lovely comments they have been receiving from current clients. The below are some of the comments: “We were very happy... Read more
3rd February 2017

Wills – Who Should you Choose to be your Executor?

So, you’ve made the decision to make a Will and you know who you want to leave your home and cash assets to. But who to choose as your Executor... Read more
4th July 2016

Brexit – time for Mediation?

On the 24th June, we woke to learn that the British public had decided that the 40 year relationship with the European Union was to come to an end, citing... Read more