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Simon Steele-WilliamsA recent High Court judgment has reinforced the importance of applying the ‘golden rule’ in drawing up a will, warn Dorset probate solicitors Coles Miller.

For a will to be valid, the person making it must have sufficient mental capacity to understand the process and its consequences.

Anthony Weber - Beware of Roague Willwriters

Solicitors Coles Miller are seeing a dramatic rise in the number of families living as three generations under one roof - there can be big financial pitfalls, they warn.

Extending the family home with a granny annexe is becoming increasingly common as care home bills outstrip pensions across the UK.

Anthony Weber - Beware of Roague Willwriters

Wills and probate solicitors at Coles Miller LLP are urging people to beware of door-to-door will writers after a Poole couple were charged 16 times the normal rate for two wills.

The Branksome couple are locked into a five-year contract that will cost them £3,200 over five years after signing up for two wills offered by an unregulated door-to-door salesman.

Lewis Manning Make A Will FortnightDorset Solicitors Coles Miller are proud and delighted to be supporting the Lewis-Manning Hospice Make a Will Fortnight which will run from 10 -­ 21 June 2013. 

Promotions May 2013Dorset law firm, Coles Miller Solicitors, have announced the promotion of two members of their legal teams.

The appointments came into effect on May 1 and come on the back of the firm announcing its expansion in to Wimborne.


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