MKB Solicitors Provides Free Will Service to Help Macmillan Cancer Support

MKB Solicitors have joined forces with Macmillan Cancer Support to exclusively offer a free will-writing service during November to the people of Barnsley.  For a limited time only, MKB Solicitors will waive their fees for clients willing to make a voluntary donation of £50.00 per Will created to Macmillan Cancer Support. 97% of Macmillan’s funding comes from

MKB Solicitors LLP Secure Law Society’s New Quality Mark

MKB Solicitors LLP has secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. MKB Solicitors LLP underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process. Law Society

A Guide to Lasting Powers of Attorney

It is important to consider what would happen in the future if you no longer had the mental capacity or physical ability to look after your own affairs. We would, of course, all like to retain full control for the entirety of our life if this were possible.  It is, however, prudent to consider all

What To Do When Someone Dies …

The death of a family member or a close friend can be an extremely difficult time.  Dealing with the financial affairs following the death of someone close to you can seem like a daunting task.  It can seem very difficult to know where to start whilst you are still grieving for that person. Initially, the

Challenging the Validity of a Will

In the recent case of Suggitt v Suggitt & Anor [2011] EWHC 903(Ch)(23rd April 2011) it was held by the High Court that if you have relied on a promise made to you that you will gain a particular asset upon the death of that person and the person then makes a Will contradicting this,

Boundary Disputes

Most boundary disputes start with a party asserting a right in one form or another e.g. moving the position of a fence. The starting point in any dispute is to establish who owns the land, the extent of the boundaries by reference to HM Land Registry and pre-registration documents with any scale plans which are

Is Commercial Property Likely To Be An Attractive Investment in 2011/2012?

Commercial property has historically been regarded by investors as a sound investment option, from both capital and rental yield perspectives.  Certainly, in robust economic climates commercial property has often been the cornerstone of commercial investment portfolios.  Indeed, pension funds (from large scale group investment-led schemes to self invested personal pensions, or SIPP’s) and other similar,

The Bribery Act 2010: Corporate Hospitality and What Businesses Need to Know

As many will be aware, the Bribery Act 2010 comes in to force on 1 July 2011.  The Act will introduce a new corporate bribery offence and will replace the common law offence of bribery, as well as several statutory offences relating to corruption and corrupt behaviour. The main purpose of the Act is to

Legal Expenses Insurance

When you take out or renew your house or car insurance, once you have filed away the paperwork you do not want to look at it again, as that usually means a claim is being made. When you have an accident your car insurance (for motor claims) and house insurance (for other types of accidents)