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  • As we get older it becomes more and more important that we ensure that our affairs are in order.  Llys Cennen Solicitors always advise that our clients should have a will and a Lasting Power of Attorney form in place (please see previous blogs).  Unfortunately it is sometimes the case that for whatever reason, people […]

  • It is estimated that two thirds of us have not made a will and believe that their next of kin will automatically receive their assets when they die. This is not always the case.   Subject to the size of the estate even a married couples’ assets may not all go to the surviving spouse. While […]

  • Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 new legal obligations are imposed on landlords who rent property in Wales. Under the Act all landlords in Wales must become registered with Rent Smart Wales. This obligation commenced on the 23rd November 2015 and landlords have a year to comply. Therefore by the 23rd November 2016 if you […]

  • The heading is an old quotation warning that even an expert should take independent legal advice. A recent case suggests that this may now be even more true for non-qualified people than was previously the case. A Claimant or Defendant who represents themselves are known as litigants in person. Since the demise of legal aid […]

  • In a tough financial climate it may be tempting to try and save money by trying to take out a Grant of Probate in an estate without the assistance of a solicitor. Recent figures released from the High Court however suggest that this could be a false economy. Figures from the Chancery Division of the […]

  • Everyone likes a bargain and buying a homemade will pack from a High Street shop or from the internet appears a cheap alternative to going to see a solicitor, especially as the perceived costs of making a will with a solicitor are usually far higher than the actual cost. Some people assume the making of […]

  • The Welsh Government has announced that the final deadline for retrospectively re-claiming wrongly paid care home fees in Wales for the period 1st April 2003 to the 31st July 2013 will be the 31st July 2014. NHS Continuing Healthcare is available to anyone who is in a care home because of physical or mental health […]

  • Llys Cennen Solicitors are pleased to confirm that they have joined Legal Network Wales in an exciting new venture to ensure the best possible service to our clients. For a number of years Llys Cennen Solicitors have been a member of Connect2Law, a network of Solicitors firms who would refer work to each other, via […]

  • There are many reasons people give for not having made a will, these include: A perception as to the cost of making a will through a solicitor. An assumption that everything will just go to their “next of kin” in any case. A belief that they don’t have sufficient assets to bother with a will. […]

  • A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a powerful legal document which allows you to choose who you would want to look after your affairs if you were unable to do so yourself for example due to lack of mental capacity. A LPA should not be confused with a Will as they perform totally different […]