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It’s a Knockout! – the Mooney Everett team in taking on the challenge for Twinkle House

On 4th August 2018, a team from Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire will be entering into ‘It’s a Knockout’ to raise money for a charity with who they have recently been working closely, Twinkle House. The team will be competing against other teams for the champion’s title, tackling inflatable assault courses in quirky costumes […]

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Unite against dementia for Dementia Action Week

Unite against dementia for Dementia Action Week

This year, Dementia Awareness Week has changed to Dementia Action Week and takes place from 21 to 27 May. We are joining The Alzheimer’s Society in encouraging everyone to unite and make a change by taking action against dementia (no matter how small). Together we can make a huge difference. In the UK, someone develops […]

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Putting your legal affairs in order

Putting your legal affairs in order

In later life, spending quality time with family and friends is a much more appealing prospect than putting your legal affairs in order, but planning for the end of your life will be of huge benefit to loved ones.  In May 2018, Dying Matters Awareness Week and Dementia Action Week are encouraging people to think […]

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Considerations when buying a heritage property

When many of us think about heritage properties, we think of buildings associated with our architectural past: a castle, stately home or elegant Georgian townhouse perhaps. But new developments, such as barn and warehouse conversions, may also be heritage properties if they are listed or in a conservation area. In this article, Susan Ward, Lancashire […]

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Paying a deceased relative’s debts

Paying a deceased relative’s debts

When a person dies someone needs to sort out their affairs.  Very often responsibility for doing this falls on the person’s relatives, either because they have been named as an executor in the will or because they have been given permission from the Probate Registry where no will exists. Paying for the funeral and settling […]

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Making financial gifts during your lifetime

In an earlier article, Pam Hughes, wills and probate specialist with Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, Lancashire, explained how making gifts of money or property during your lifetime could help reduce the inheritance tax payable on your estate when you die.  In this article she looks at how making potentially exempt lifetime transfers, under what is known as […]

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How to extend a lease on a flat or buy a share of the freehold

When you buy a flat you will usually buy it via a lease rather than buying it outright. This is because, when you own a flat, there needs to be a mechanism in place to ensure that everyone in the building occupies their space responsibly and contributes to the cost of maintaining and insuring shared […]

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Securing the right to see your grandchildren

The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren can be very special and one that most parents fully support.  On occasions, however, your time with them can be cut off or restricted, causing hurt and upset.  In the first of a two-part series of articles, Angie Brown, family law expert with Mooney Everett Solicitors in Ormskirk, […]

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