August 1st, 2022

That is determined by the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014: If there are surviving children, grandchildren or great grandchildren of the person who died and the estate is valued at more than £270,000, the partner (married or civil partners NOT unmarried) will inherit: all the personal property and belongings of the person who has […]

July 18th, 2022

Heppenstalls will be at the New Forest Show which runs from 26th to 28th July, do come and visit our stand if you are there!   Heppenstalls History Heppenstalls was founded in 1893 by Herbert Culllin Heppenstall, our Lymington office was the first but not on our current site. The firm moved into 75 […]

July 15th, 2022

Historically only taxable trusts needed to be registered. However, new rules introduced on 6 October 2020 require most UK trusts (and some non-UK trusts) to register via the Trust Registration Service (TRS) regardless of their taxable status. These rules apply to all express UK trusts. Common trusts included are Nil Rate band trusts and trusts […]

March 30th, 2022

New Milton SFE accredited solicitor calls for residents to review their wills ahead of “Update Your Will Week”   Research commissioned by SFE has revealed that almost half (48%) of people living in the South of England who have a will haven’t updated it for more than five years, meaning nearly half of wills made […]

November 12th, 2021

Contesting a Will Heppenstalls offer a Fixed Fee service for assessing the merits of contesting a Will. For a fixed fee of £1200 (including VAT), we’ll complete an in-depth assessment of your case, and advise you if you have grounds for a claim or not. There are several grounds for contesting a will including: Lack […]

February 12th, 2021

It is an all too familiar story of relatives being unable to see loved ones due to the outbreak of coronavirus across the UK. You may have seen the report in the news of the retired nurse who was arrested for taking her 97 year old mother, who was diagnosed with dementia, out of the […]

December 14th, 2020

Heppenstalls Solicitors have moved from their offices in Lymington High Street to our new offices with full disabled access and plenty of parking. Our New Milton office is remaining at 82 Station Road, New Milton. Our new address is Heppenstalls Solicitors Ltd, 49, South Efford House, Milford Road, Lymington. SO41 0JD. (We are just behind […]

September 3rd, 2019

Heppenstalls invite you, your friends and colleagues to pop in for our Coffee and Cake Morning at our office: 75 High Street, Lymington. 10.00-12.30 on 27 September 2019. Feel free to pass by and refuel at any time during the morning. Calories do not count on a Friday! Our baking staff are preparing an array of […]

June 27th, 2019

Real Life Problems and their solutions – altering a Will Mr B is 84 and his brother had recently passed away leaving everything to him. It was a sizeable inheritance. Mr B is widower with 2 adult children and several adult grandchildren and he himself had savings and property of considerable value. He was concerned […]

June 11th, 2019

Real life problems and their solution – uncivil siblings Mrs T came in to see us regarding obtaining a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). She wanted to get both the Property and Financial LPA and the Health and Welfare LPA. She understood that one allowed the Attorney/s to deal with finances and her property and […]