Your local solicitors in East Anglia
As a highly regarded commercial and individual client law firm, our objective is to deliver clear legal solutions which precisely match your needs. Our business is based upon providing excellent service to our clients.
Norton Peskett has enjoyed significant growth in recent years, both in terms of size and reputation and has provided legal services to the people and businesses in East Anglia for over 180 years. The practice continues to build on traditional core values of professionalism and integrity.
Since its foundation Norton Peskett as a firm has always prided itself on being part of the community. With its various offices throughout the area many Partners and staff have been members of voluntary organisations such as Roundtable, Rotary, Lions and Governors of local schools, giving back to the community their time and expertise in fund raising and charitable work.
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Why you should have a Will
A recent Nottinghamshire case surely serves to highlight the importance of making a Will. A woman died without a Will and estranged from all her relatives. The lady in question died in her foster parent’s house; not knowing it had been left to her. Subsequently, it was discovered via her own step-father’s Will that her birth mother’s six brothers’ and sisters’ children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were, in fact, this lady’s next of kin and were entitled to a share in her estate. None of these ultimate beneficiaries were even aware of this lady’s existence and people who were close to her during her lifetime received nothing – all due to the lack of a Will.
Refund of Power of Attorney Fees - How to Claim
Under a new Government scheme, if you paid to register a Power of Attorney in England or Wales between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 you can apply for a partial refund. How much you get depends on when you paid the fees. You will also get 0.5% interest.
How to claim a refund
You can make a claim if you were the donor or the attorney but the refund will only be paid to the donor. To apply, you can claim a refund online or phone the Office of the Public Guardian's helpline on 0300 456 0300 and select option 6. It takes up to 12 weeks for your claim to be processed. There is currently no deadline by which you must apply.