Throughout April, Foys Solicitors is taking part in Will Month in support of St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield.
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of a will, particularly the impact that the lack of one will have on your immediate family. So, if you don’t want your family and friends squabbling over your estate after you die or losing out to the legal system, then it’s probably a good idea to draw up a Will. Without a Will, there may be arguments about who gets what, and your estate will just be divided according to the law once you’ve passed on. So, having a Will means that you can leave your stamp collection to your brother, your money to your dog and your car to your best friend . . .or you can make things simple and just leave everything to charity instead.
During Will Month we are offering our Will writing services for free and in return we encourage you to donate as much as you can to St Luke’s Hospice.
St Luke’s Hospice relies on donations from the public in order to continue giving outstanding palliative care to people dealing with terminal illnesses, including cancer and neurological, lung and heart conditions. Since only 24% of their funding comes from the NHS, this year, they need to raise more than £6.3 million, and this is where you can help.
The suggested minimum donations are:
- Single Will – £100
- Joint Will – £140
But we of course urge you to donate more if you can.
By participating in Will Month and giving generously, you can help to make a difference to those with terminal illnesses and their families. As a charity, the work St Luke’s Hospice does is dependent on the donations they receive, so your kindness can ensure that they can provide services to people who need it most.
Get involved for a great cause
If you’ve been thinking about making a Will for a while, then April is definitely the time to get one drawn up. Not only will you receive a Will that’s amazing value for money, but you will also be directly helping a great cause.
Our Wills specialists are experienced, efficient and easy to work with. We can help you to create a standard and comprehensive Will or a more bespoke document if you have specific needs and requirements.
So join us in April to give back to your local community, to support the excellent work St Luke’s Hospice do, and to get a Will for a great price.
For more information, or to book an appointment to participate in Will Month at St Luke’s Hospice, call our Waterthorpe office on 0114 251 1702, or our Chapeltown office on 0114 246 7609 today.
Staff at Foys donated lots of gifts for “Mission Christmas – cash for kids”, a charity that delivers Christmas gifts to local children, who otherwise might wake up to no presents on Christmas morning. We also entered in to the Christmas spirit by showcasing a wide variety of Christmas outfits, including an Elf who bumped in to Santa whilst on the loose in Doncaster!
After 30 years of excellent service, we can announce that David Verity has now retired from Foys Solicitors. David worked in our criminal department and will be sorely missed by staff and clients. Enjoy your retirement David!
On Friday 29th September, various Foys offices took part in a Macmillan coffee morning, to raise money for Macmillan cancer support. We all enjoyed plenty of cakes and hot drinks, raising a good amount of money in the process.
Staff from all 5 offices of Foys Solicitors have been taking part in a Christmas Jumper/ Dress down day to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children`s hospice. We are proud to support such a worthy cause and encourage anyone who can to visit their site and donate at http://www.bluebellwood.org/
Wednesday 29 June 2016
8:30am – Registration and complimentary breakfast butties.
Seminar 9:30 to 11:30am
At Hellaby Hall Hotel, Old Hellaby Lane, Hellaby, Rotherham, S66 8SN
Foys are proud to be co-presenting a mock employment tribunal at Hellaby Hall on 29th June. A fun but informative way to see how a Tribunal Hearing works. Useful for anyone in management or HR.
The seminar will be run in conjunction with RPG Financial Ltd, Wells Richardson Accountants and Barristers from Bank House Chambers. The Tribunal is designed to provide an opportunity to experience the format and content of an Employment Tribunal Hearing, without the pressure of being directly involved.
We will present a live hearing, based around a claim for unfair dismissal and discrimination. You will have the opportunity to see how the Tribunal process works in practice.
Once the evidence has been heard and the witnesses have been cross examined, you will have the opportunity to vote on the outcome, before the Judge provides the final decision.
The seminar is designed for anyone who employs and manages people.
If you would like to book a place please telephone Jacky Barton on 01302 348219 or email email@example.com. We are anticipating this to be a popular seminar so please book early to avoid disappointment.
A recent Court decision from the UK`s highest Court, may lead to a number of people appealing their murder convictions. The decision states that the law relating to murder under “joint enterprise” has been wrongly interpreted for 30 years.
Dale Harris, Criminal Partner at Foys Solicitors says:-
“This judgment is a very welcome development even though, for some, it has come 30 years too late. The misinterpretation of the principle of joint enterprise has facilitated “easy” convictions for the most serious of offences on the weakest of evidence.
In some of these cases, right thinking members of the public, knowing the facts, would not believe our justice system would have countenanced convicting people on the basis of the actions and intentions of others. Anyone convicted solely on the basis of joint enterprise must surely be anxious as to the safety of their conviction.”
If you or anyone you know would like advice on criminal appeals or accusations, please contact our criminal law team.
For more details on the decision please click here to view the article
Important information for any landlord with the upcoming changes to stamp duty
From the start of the new tax year in April, many landlords will have to pay a 3% surcharge on stamp duty on property purchases. Please see below for further information.
To act now or for any help or information, please contact Foys Solicitors for advice.
Today staff from all 5 offices at Foys have been taking part in a Christmas jumper/ dress down day, to raise money for Hallam FM`s Mission Christmas, Cash for Kids appeal. We have raised some money and received lots of gifts for the Appeal over the last couple of weeks. Thanks very much for all those who have contributed.