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    We have further strengthened our private client team by bringing in experienced paralegal Emma Etherington. Emma has brought 15 years’ legal sector experience to us, having initial worked as a legal secretary before developing her career as a paralegal. Emma, who is from Newcastle, is now responsible for managing her own caseload, drafting legal papers […]
    Renowned for its high-quality partner-led legal advice, Hay & Kilner has been recommended in 19 practice areas in The Legal 500 2017, a clear sign of the quality and breadth of service offered to its loyal client base. Named as a regional heavyweight, the full-service Newcastle based firm is regarded in the highest terms for […]
    Many of you will be aware of the Supreme Court decision earlier this year in the case of Ilott V The Blue Cross and Others. This was a case in which the estranged daughter of the deceased was left nothing under the terms of her mother’s Will. She, therefore, challenged her mother’s estate under the […]
    A child is not able to inherit under your Will until they are legally old enough to receive the funds. Until that point, their inheritance is looked after by whoever you appoint to keep the money safe (‘your Trustees’). When money or property is looked after for some else’s benefit, this is a Trust. A […]