It can be hard to think of the best place to keep your original, important documents.  We can offer secure document storage at the Archive Centre, an ISO 9001 registered firm who are fully compliant with all the secure storage obligations under Data Protection provisions.

For £20.00 per year, your paperwork can be stored at their site.  You will be given cards with your unique reference information, to enable you to access your papers at any time.  More than one card is provided so that you can ensure that the Executors to your Will, Attorneys you have appointed under an LPA, or someone else who you trust, will be able to access the paperwork should the need arise.

This storage is not just for your Will.  There may be other documents which are important to you, or which must be presented in their original form, such as property deeds.  Contact us to find out more or to arrange your secure document storage now.

Thank you very much for the fast and efficient service you provided recently in preparing a will for my client at short notice.

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At my company we try to provide clients with prompt professional service, and I was delighted to find that you also provide this sort of service to your clients.

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Probate fees are on the increase

Currently, there is a set fee of £215 to obtain a Grant of Probate. The new fee to be charged for Probate applications will be calculated on a sliding scale, probably around 0.5% of the value of the estate. This will have a huge impact on the costs of most probate applications, so what can you do about it?

How can my wishes be known if I’m too ill to communicate?

If we become too ill to speak for ourselves, we are deemed to have ‘lost capacity’. Decisions about our treatment and general care will be made by our medical team and, whilst our next of kin may have some say, the clinicians decide what is in our best interests and act accordingly. Let’s look at Health and Welfare LPAs.

Who’ll manage my money?

The question of who’ll keep our finances in order if we have lost our capacity to manage them is a huge one! It’s important to have someone we trust. Everyone’s heard scare stories of people targeted by unscrupulous ‘good samaritans’ who clear out their bank accounts… It doesn’t have to be that way.

Making a Living Will

What are your views on life saving medical treatment? Will your wishes be considered if those circumstances arise for you? A ‘Living Will’, sets out your preferred treatment in specific situations. This means that whether or not you are conscious, and whether or not you have capacity, your voice will be heard.