Category Archives: News

Helping you get ready to sell your home….

Moving house can be one of life’s most stressful experiences.  If you are thinking of selling your home, you may be bracing yourself for a frustrating few months.  “If you plan ahead” says Stuart Forster, Conveyancing Executive at Donnelly & …

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Our Guide to Divorce & Separation

 What are the grounds for divorce? You cannot apply for a divorce until you have been married for at least one year.  The person who initiates the divorce (called the “Petitioner”) must prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down …

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Relationship broken down? A guide for unmarried couples

Many unmarried couples are labouring under the misapprehension that they have same rights as married couples. Unfortunately, no such protection exists.  Some believe that they are common law husband/wives.  Lisa Ellis solicitor and head of the Family team at Donnelly …

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Our guide to: Lasting Powers of Attorney

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint someone (known as your Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf.  An LPA is often used at a time when you lose your mental …

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Our guide to: Making a Will

What is a Will? It is a legal document that deals with your affairs when you die.  In your Will, you get to decide:- Who receives your assets – your Beneficiaries Who carries out your wishes – your Executors What …

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Success for Lynne

Donnelly & Elliott Solicitors are pleased to announce that Lynne Pawley, has passed the Paralegal Practise Qualification in Residential Conveyancing exams. Adam Corcoran, managing director at Donnelly & Elliott said ‘we are absolutely delighted for Lynne.  Her commitment to her …

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Success for Stuart

Donnelly & Elliott Solicitors are pleased to announce that Stuart Forster, Conveyancing Executive, has passed the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Land Law and Conveyancing exams with Merit. Adam Corcoran, managing director at Donnelly & Elliott said ‘we are …

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Why you should make a Will

Belinda’s tale. My name is Belinda and last year I lost my partner Allan after a short illness.  We had been in a relationship for the past 17 years.   Allan had been married once before and had divorced his first …

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DIVORCE: YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?

Often dubbed as “Divorce Day”, the first Monday in January is the day of the year when people make the most enquiries about divorce or separation.  People see the New Year as a fresh start.  The breakdown of a relationship …

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What happened when we found Mum’s homemade Power of Attorney……

  ………Putting my mother into a care home was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make.  She was in her late 80s and until recently was very independent.  At the start of this year it was …

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