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Wills/probate Department Blog

Arrests and Voluntary Interviews

Arrests and Voluntary Interviews- What to expect? How long will I be at the police station? You can only be held in police custody for 24 hours from the point at which you arrive at a police station. However, on rare occasions this can be extended by a person of the rank of a Superintendent
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Youth Offending

Nobody likes you when you’re 23 – are 18-25 year olds really adults and should there be different provisions in their sentencing? In our current system, hearings for young people aged between 10 and 17 are initially held by a sub section of the Magistrates Court called Youth Court, presided over by either 3 magistrates
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What is an LPA

What is an LPA and why is it important to have one? A lasting power of attorney (known as an LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. This enables you to have
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Intestacy

What happens if I don’t have a Will?   Losing a loved one is a very difficult time for us all. However, it can help ease some of the processes if you have a Will in place to instruct how your property and possessions should be distributed.  The benefit of leaving a Will means it
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What is Legal Aid?

Gaining access to legal advice and representation is not always the easiest or most straightforward process. Getting to speak to a legal representative can also be a timely and costly process. The Legal Aid Agency was established in order to assist those who need help funding legal matters. Making an application for funding to the
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