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2202, 2022

Anna Orpwood takes part in “A Portrait of the High Street”

Article by: Anna Orpwood, Equity Partner Anna Orpwood and the Wanstead office take part in "A Portrait of the High Street". For hundreds of years, the high street has been the centre ...

110, 2021

The Legal 500 2022

Edwards Duthie Shamash are recognised in the Legal 500.

2503, 2021

The importance of Lasting Power of Attorneys

Anna Orpwood Solicitor and Partner Your Content Goes Here Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection ...

801, 2021

Intestacy of Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack, the TV presenter, perhaps best known as the host of Love Island sadly died in February 2020. It has been reported that Caroline’s net state is worth just over £827,000 (£2,000,000 before ...

2411, 2020

Why Making a Lasting Power of Attorney is important now more than ever?

Why Making a Lasting Power of Attorney is important now more than ever? You may have seen the recent news report of a qualified nurse who was arrested for “kidnapping” her elderly mother from ...

511, 2020

Witnessing of Wills go Digital

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lifestyles, the way we work and communicate and even the way we think about our future! This has meant more people are relying on digital services to get things ...

1110, 2019

Chambers & Partners 2020

Chambers & Partners 2020 Listing COURT OF PROTECTION What the team is known for Respected team frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor to act in high-profile and complex health and welfare cases. Particularly ...

2305, 2019

Introducing Edwards Duthie Shamash

As Senior partner of Edwards Duthie Shamash, I am delighted to inform you that Edwards Duthie Shamash is to merge with another firm of solicitors, Steel & Shamash, in June 2019.

3004, 2019

London Legal Walk

On the 17th June, we're taking on 10K for justice at the 2019 London Legal sponsored walk.

2910, 2018

What is contentious probate?

Disputes concerning wills and inheritance can be tricky and sensitive. When a person dies, their estate is administered in accordance with their wishes in the will. If the deceased does not have a will and dies intestate, the Intestacy Rules govern the distribution of the estate.

103, 2018

Anna Orpwood – An inspirational businesswomen

I began as a trainee solicitor in 2003 and I am now the youngest Equity Partner within the company, and currently head up the Wanstead branch. I have a mixed practice of private crime and private client work. I act for individuals and companies facing prosecution for matters from road traffic offences to health and safety at work cases. I also specialise in matters regarding wealth management, including drafting wills, powers of attorney, probate and tax planning.

110, 2017

Introducing Albert George

Edwards Duthie Shamash are very pleased to announce that Albert George has decided to join us as a Consultant

1406, 2017

Deeds of Variation

Deeds of Variation Varying the contents of a Will It has always been possible for a beneficiary under a Will to transfer his gift to someone else, but a feature of ...

2104, 2017

Why should I make a Will?

Why should I make a Will? A carefully drafted Will can save considerable sums of money in IHT and give you peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out. ...

2703, 2017

Is your Will up to date?

Is your Will up to date? Does your Will reflect your current circumstances? If not, then you should consider a Will Review. When you made the wise decision to arrange a ...

2203, 2017

Life Interest Trusts

Life Interest Trusts Some useful guidance on Life Interest Trusts What is a Life Interest Trust? A life interest trust is a trust which provides that the capital and income ...

1303, 2017

Discretionary Trusts

Discretionary Trusts A discretionary trust is a trust which provides that the capital and income are to be distributed at the Trustees discretion. The proposed beneficiaries of a Discretionary Trust are ...

603, 2017

Court of Protection

Court of Protection The Court of Protection is the part of the Supreme Court which specifically deals with the affairs of people who are mentally incapable of making decisions for themselves. ...

203, 2017

Guide for Attorneys

Guide for Attorneys Acting under a Power of Attorney Duties of an Attorney When acting in my role as an Attorney, what do I need to consider? In this ...

2002, 2017

Asset Protection

Asset Protection Some useful guidance on Asset Protection With the change in the law in October 2007 most of us have got used to the idea that a complex ...

1402, 2017

Administering an Estate

Administering an Estate Some useful guidance on what to do after the death of a loved one Following the death of a loved one, those closest will not only ...

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