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Digital assets and your Will

Digital assets and your Will

Have you included your ‘digital assets’ in your Will? A survey commissioned by The Law Society has found 93% of those people who have a Will, have not made any reference to their digital assets such as email…

The impact of COVID-19 on making a Will

The impact of COVID-19 on making a Will

The global pandemic has prompted many of us to put our affairs in order. According to the Law Society, enquiries for Wills are up 30%. Whilst this is great news as it estimated that barely 40% of UK adults have…

Wills increasingly seen as employee benefit

Wills increasingly seen as employee benefit

The supplying of a Will writing service has become an increasingly popular employee benefit. Companies have a responsibility to educate staff on the importance of writing a Will, and to advise them on the implications…

Storing your Will

Storing your Will

The original versions of legal documents such as Wills and Powers of Attorney are the only legally binding versions. It is important to keep these documents safe, but also to let your executor know where they…

Wake Smith lawyer appointed as Diocesan Registrar

Wake Smith lawyer appointed as Diocesan Registrar

Rachel Baseley from Wake Smith Solicitors has been appointed as Registrar for the Diocese of Sheffield and Legal Secretary to the Bishop of Sheffield. Private client solicitor Rachel has spent the past year as…

Wake Smith recruits private client paralegal

Wake Smith recruits private client paralegal

Paralegal Jennifer Robinson has joined Sheffield based Wake Smith Solicitors’ private client team. Jennifer (24) joins the six-strong team from specialist estate lawyers April King Legal where she spent the last…

Probate needs a professional touch

Probate needs a professional touch

Suzanne Porter, head of the private client team at Wake Smith, looks at how probate professionals can help you through the process.