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It’s Not Too Late for a New Year’s Resolution – Write a Will

In January we typically reflect on the year we have had and think about things in our lives that we want to change in the coming months. Many people make a pledge to lose weight, get fit or learn a new language. By this point in January, these ambitions have usually been abandoned. However, it’s not too late to do one straightforward thing that can give you peace of mind and secure your children’s future: write a will.

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Age UK Christmas Campaign

Christmas is a time of traditions. We put up the tree, complain about the non-stop Christmas songs on the radio and look forward to spending time with our loved ones. Over the past few years we have become familiar with some very modern Christmas traditions such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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A DIY Led to Losing “Half a House.”

A daughter is taking legal action against Barclays after she alleged that a botched will from the bank led to her losing half her stake in her late father’s home.

The woman is attempting to secure hundreds of thousands of pounds after she claimed that she lost a valuable stake in a property as a result of the mistake. Barclays have contested the claim despite an assessment by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) which found that the bank was fault. The Ombudsman ordered Barclays to pay "a fair and reasonable settlement" however, this has been ignored by the bank. The case now goes to the High Court.

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Cohabiting Families Fastest Growing in UK

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that cohabiting families are the fastest growing family type in the UK.

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Judge Allows Woman to see Court Adoption Files to Establish Identity of her Grandmother

President of the Family Law Division in the High Court has granted a woman permission to see court files relating to the adoption of her father, in order to discover the identity of her grandmother.

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