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Law changes if you die without a Will

Law changes if you die without a Will

Changes to the amount that your spouse or civil partner may receive on your death from your estate if you die without a Will will kick in from next month. Amendments to the law, which come into effect from February…

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New decade, new year, new focus, new Will?

The start of a new year often sees people set new health, fitness, work and lifestyle goals. 2020, and the start of a new decade, is a great time to ensure your personal affairs are in order, including making a…

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Brexit Update - 22nd January 2020

Wake Smith chairman John Baddeley looks at the latest Brexit news... The Prime Minister's withdrawal agreement has met its first challenge since the general election, after the House of Lords rejected the bill,…

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The law on driving with dogs

If you own a dog it is more than likely that from time to time you will travel with it in your car. All of us are automatically conditioned to reach for our seat belts as soon as we get into our cars, but what…

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Wake Smith helps fitness firm flex muscles

A fitness firm with three gyms in Yorkshire has doubled the size of one of its Sheffield premises, with the help of Wake Smith Solicitors. Firehouse Fitness, which was founded in 2013, has moved into a 10,000 sq…

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Road to end blame game divorces’ starts

Legislation to stop divorcing couples blaming each other for the breakdown of their marriage has begun its passage through Parliament. In one of the biggest shake-ups of divorce laws for 50 years, the Divorce,…

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Brexit Update - 8th January 2020

Wake Smith chairman John Baddeley looks at the latest Brexit news... As we launch into the new year, Brexit is way down the media agenda with rising tensions in the Middle East making the headlines. However, we…