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Rachel Roche

About Rachel Roche

Rachel is a fully qualified Solicitor known for her personable style and strives to ensure that all of her clients receive a tailored and efficient service.

All About Wills

2018-03-09T13:25:26+00:00 March 5th, 2018|General Interest|

Our own Rachel Roche sits down with Andrew Gray from Truth Legal to discuss Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, the Court of Protection, and many other bits and pieces about planning for the future. The main points we cover If you would like to listen to any particular points [...]

Joint Ownership – Does Joint Money and Property pass in my Will?

2018-02-19T13:43:19+00:00 February 9th, 2018|News|

You have probably heard the term ‘estate’ when it comes to inheritance. It generally means the money, property, assets, personal belongings etc of someone who has died. Their estate will also include any debts or other liabilities (such as utility bills or credit card balances) which that person had at the time of their [...]

Government refund scheme launched for Powers of Attorney

2018-02-02T08:23:18+00:00 February 1st, 2018|News|

Today, the Government has launched a scheme to enable people in England and Wales to Claim back excessive fees they paid the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) applications. The OPG refund scheme is for fee payments between 1 April 2013 and 31 March [...]

Inheritance Tax: the Reliefs, the Tax, and the Livery

2018-01-24T11:26:21+00:00 November 5th, 2017|News|

Inheritance Tax has many sides; the good, the bad and the downright... confusing. The ugly truth, however, is that all the money, assets, and other property in your estate will be assessed for Inheritance Tax (IHT) when you pass away. Even in your lifetime, certain gifts and transfers can be ‘clawed back’ to count [...]

Advance Decisions & Life-Sustaining Treatment

2018-01-23T22:57:55+00:00 October 10th, 2017|News|

Planning legal arrangements for the future often involves imagining some upsetting situations. One uncomfortable possibility is the idea of suffering from a long-term, debilitating illness or injury. You might ask yourself: what would be the effect on your family if you were put into a coma or needed ongoing life support? If there was [...]

What happens to a Lasting Power of Attorney when someone dies?

2017-12-18T11:33:25+00:00 September 13th, 2017|News|

What happens to a Lasting Power of Attorney when someone dies? Making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an excellent way to prepare for later life. If the person who has made one (‘the donor’) becomes unable to make decisions for themselves, an LPA allows the appointed Attorney(s) to step in and take [...]

Adopted Children’s Human Rights Prove Decisive in Will Dispute

2017-08-30T14:04:11+00:00 August 9th, 2017|News|

Human rights are not often an issue when dealing with Wills. There is no such thing as a ‘human right to an inheritance’ in the UK. Even in some European countries, where ‘forced heirship rules’ exist, you couldn’t really say you had a human right to inherit your parents’ property. In France, for example, [...]