Megan Wilkinson

Law firm invests in its staff with raft of promotions to key positions

April 21st 2021
 

A LEADING legal firm has recognised the achievements of its team by promoting several members of staff to key positions. Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors has made the appointments as part of its expansion plans which have continued throughout the pandemic. The 11 internal promotions include the appointment of Katherine Pretswell-Walker to the firm’s board of directors. Six new Senior Associates have also been created, along with four Associate Solicitors. Peter Stafford,…

People making a will urged to include a Lasting Power of Attorney

March 1st 2021
 

People making or renewing their will are being urged to consider arranging a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) at the same time to protect their interests into the future. Megan Wilkinson Solicitor in our Wills, Probate & Inheritance team provides an update. It follows research carried out by the Law Society, which showed there had been an increase in the number of people drawing up a new will during the…

Wills witnessed over video links to be deemed legal during Covid-19

July 30th 2020
 

The Government says that wills witnessed over video links during the Covid-19 pandemic will be considered legal and valid. The move is designed to make it easier for people to record their final wishes while keeping safe and practising social distancing. Currently, the law states that a will must be made ‘in the presence of’ at least two witnesses. However, while isolating or shielding some people have understandably turned to…

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