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July 6, 2021 | by Caitlin Dobson

Choosing to write your own Will rather than to seek professional advice could seem like a simple and cost-effective way to ensure your loved ones are provided for when you die. Unfortunately, a Will written without legal advice can end...

July 8, 2020 | by fifteen

Welcome to the team, Rianne Wilcockson! We are pleased to welcome Rianne Wilcockson to Ellis-Fermor & Negus Solicitors. Rianne joins the Wills and Probate team at our Long Eaton office to assist clients across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire with creating Wills, Lasting...

June 17, 2020 | by Caitlin Dobson

Article by Rianne Wilcockson. With our minds focussed on the coronavirus, many people are unaware that a key change to the way we give consent to organ donation has taken place. The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 came into...

June 10, 2020 | by Caitlin Dobson

Article by Rianne Wilcockson. The current times we find ourselves in are certainly strange. I had the unusual situation of starting at Ellis-Fermor & Negus with the lockdown still in place. However, with a 30% increase in people making Wills...

April 25, 2019 | by Grace Steele

When considering who to appoint for legal advice, have you ever been tempted by leaflets or an invitation to a seminar with the promise of ‘Keeping Your Wealth in the Family’. Are you keen to read on if an advert...

March 20, 2019 | by Beatrice Lowry

Often seminars and literature circulate with adverts for “Wills from £29.99”. They can offer a promise of protecting your family’s future. It can be tempting to read on but leave out the small print. Seeking the right advice from experienced and qualified lawyers could save you expense and hassle in...

March 12, 2018 | by Duncan Lyon

In a situation when someone dies without a Will, what happens next? Duncan Lyon, head of our Wills & Probate team, shares a story of a particular situation when Intestacy rules were implemented in the absence of a Will. The...

October 2, 2017 | by Duncan Lyon

It is not uncommon to hear people questioning the need to take legal advice when making a Will. Many people think the process is straightforward enough to do themselves. Unfortunately, a high proportion of all homemade Wills that we have come across have...

September 15, 2017 | by Beatrice Lowry

Making a Will is an important way of looking after the people closest to you. In some circumstances, there may be times when you also choose to leave a gift to a charity in your Will. This week marks an...

October 19, 2016 | by Jonathan Potter

Stepping off at Beeston Tram Stop and into the brilliant sunshine, so begins another day as a Wills & Probate Solicitor at Ellis-Fermor & Negus. In just a moment’s walk past the church and the chiropody clinic, I walk in...