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Millions of Britons Have no Will

Posted by on in Wills and Estates

The majority of adults in Britain have not yet written a will, according to new research by the Law Society.

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Role models and heroes. They light the way and prove it can be done. If we were all perfect, we would not need examples or mentors. But many of us - your long-distance lawyer included - are sometimes weak or at least inconsistent. It is good to find people who show us that good standards can be reached.

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I bought a car a month ago. The left rear indicator was not operating. I spoke to the salesman then and he assured me it would be fixed. While driving soon after another problem arose. I phoned the next day and they asked me to bring the car in. I got advice from a mechanic I know and he told me that there was an engine leak problem and that is why a light kept coming on. I asked the dealer to fix it for me when doing the other repair. When I took the car in he said I would need to pay for parts and labour.

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The first same sex marriages in Scotland look set to take place on Hogmanay this year, following an announcement by the Scottish Government that they will become legal from 31st December.

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HABIT. That's this week's word. Both meanings, First, clothing - you know the old joke: you can kiss a nun once, twice even but don't get into the habit.

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I purchased PVC windows in 2009. One of the panes misted up, then the patio door wouldn't lock. The company said that because my windows were not fitted by them, they couldn't provide a guarantee. I took my receipt and contract to them, which says I have a 10-year guarantee, with no reference to windows having to be fitted by them, but they wouldn't accept this.

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Challenging a Will in Scotland

Posted by on in Wills and Estates

Although how we want our assets and belongings to be distributed when we die may change over time, sometimes changes can be made very close to death. Once a will is made, the right to change it is important, but for those left behind, it can sometimes be hard to reconcile a change of intention. A recent case in the Scots Courts highlights this very issue, when a valid change was made to a will less than two weeks before death.

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So that's another season of running complete. Last week's Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run was a high point, but the final one of 2014. A long winter will soon set in. So what beckons for 2015?

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