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Dying Matters Week 2019

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Swayne Johnson are supporting Dying Matters Week which this year takes place from 13th to 19th May. Throughout North Wales and West Cheshire we provide legal advice on making a Will and assistance on probate following a death.  This brings us into regular contact with the subject of dying and gives us an understanding as […]

The impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when selling your business

Most businesses process information about their customers, clients and employees. Therefore, GDPR will have an impact on the sale of the business. The buyer will want to ensure that they find out as much information as possible about your business so that they are able to make an informed decision. Ordinarily you will receive a […]

Purchasing a Business

If you are looking to purchase a business (asset purchase), it is quite possible that you are wondering how the process works.  We regularly assist clients with buying businesses which can range from hotels, salons, tea rooms and retail shops. The main steps of the transaction are outlined below. Preliminary Agreements In some circumstances the […]

Advanced Decision- (Formerly Living Will) What Is It And How Does It Apply?

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“Living Will” is the old term for what is now referred to as an “Advanced Decision”. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (which came into force in 2007) ensured Advanced Decisions now have legally binding status. Living Wills prepared prior to 2007 remain non-binding unless they have been updated or re-signed since 2007. An Advanced Decision […]

The Right to Basic Sustenance – End of Life Decisions

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A Landmark Judgment was published on 30 July 2018 relating to provision of food and liquid to patients in a persistent vegetative state. The case was heard at the end of February 2018 in the Supreme Court. It related to an active man in his fifties called Mr Y by the Court who, in June […]

Different Surnames? Read this before you travel!

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With the Welsh and English Schools getting ready to close for the six week summer holiday break, many families will be travelling abroad. Most parents who have been abroad with children would agree that entertaining them at the departure lounges can be slightly tricky, however for those parents who do not have the same surname […]

Child Arrangements Over the Summer

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With the school holidays fast approaching, many parents will be planning activities for their children or holidays abroad. Separated parents may find themselves upset or resentful if they have been denied the opportunity to spend quality time with their children over the next 6 weeks or even throughout the year. If your children do not […]

A Note on GDPR

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We’re making it easier for you to find out how we handle your information.   A new data privacy law is being introduced later this year in the UK.  As a result, we’re publishing a new Privacy Notice to make it easier for you to find out how we use and protect your information within […]

Are you getting married in 2018?

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Dress; church; venue; suits; flowers; invitations….. the list seems endless.  All of these things are important and will help make your day the best of your life! However, also on that list should be whether you have put formal affairs in order; such as making a Will. Statistics suggest that two thirds of the UK […]

Are you Entitled to a Fee Refund for Your Lasting Power of Attorney?

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A new scheme has been launched to refund those who may have paid more than they should for applying to register Powers of Attorney. The scheme is being administered by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) being the government body that monitor Attorneys and Deputies. If you applied to register a Lasting Power of […]

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