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Friends Legal are passionate about supporting you through life's difficulties. When losing a loved one it can be hard to know what to do next, and where to start. Our Guides explore what steps you need to take to register a death, organise a funeral or set up a trust. We explain what's involved in with dealing with Executry, Wills, Power of attorney and many other types of distressing legal processes.

What To Consider When Setting Up A Power Of Attorney

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A Power of Attorney is a written document which specifies who you want to act as your Attorney, what powers your Attorney should have, and when the powers should take effect.

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Guide To Being An Attorney

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So you have now been appointed to act as an Attorney. This short guide sets out what the first steps are to acting as an Attorney, and your duties.

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How Do I Distribute An Estate?

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Where there is a Will, the assets are distributed by an Executor according to the deceased’s wishes.

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How Do I Obtain Confirmation in Scotland?

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Confirmation is the equivalent of probate in England and Wales and consists of a legal document from the Court that grants power to the Executor to deal with your assets.

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I’m An Executor, What Do I Do?

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The people who administer an estate after a death are called Executors. Executors are the representatives of the deceased.

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What Do I Do When Losing A Loved One?

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Friends Legal can offer you practical and legal advice to help you when losing a loved one.

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How do I set up a Trust?

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A Trust is usually established by a Trust Deed. This document appoints the Trustees, sets out who the Beneficiaries are, and the Trust’s terms.

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We are happy to be guided by you and we understand the importance of having a number of ways you can contact us. We can offer all our services virtually, or over the phone, as well as in-person. It has become increasingly necessary to offer a way of supporting our clients through a channel that suits them. To support this, we have a number of channels you can contact us through and we are happy to adapt to your needs.

Our Promise To You

You are able to contact us by phone: Monday – Thursday from 9am-8pm. As well as Saturday from 9am-1pm. We aim to return telephone calls within 4 working hours, but calls will be responded to on the same day we receive them wherever possible. All emails and forms will be responded to within 1 working day. You'll be assigned a dedicated member of the team, who you can communicate with directly.

Call Us

Call 0333 3580 583 for the By Your side team or 0141 442 0610 for the Personal Injury team, 9am-8pm Mon-Thur, 9am-5pm Fri and 9am-1pm Sat

Email Us

You can email us directly at byyourside@friends-legal.co.uk or using any contact form on our website to get your query to the right team.  

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Video Calling

We are happy to help you virtually through video conferencing services, like Zoom. Call us to set up an appointment.