Carson & Hughes

Carson & Hughes We're a family firm, offering bespoke Will writing & Estate planning services. We're proud to cover the whole of Great Britain, only ever a phone call away

Feel good Friyay; as many Brits are heading to Madrid this weekend it reminded me of a lovely gift left in the Will of R...
31/05/2019

Feel good Friyay; as many Brits are heading to Madrid this weekend it reminded me of a lovely gift left in the Will of Roger Brown. He left most of his estate to his family when he passed away in 2013, but he set aside a gift of £3,500 to 7 of his friends on the condition they spent it on a boozy weekend in a European city! I expect there was more than one glass raised to honour him that weekend 🍻 #thatswhatfriendsarefor #Britsabroad #CarsonHughes #bringingWillstolife #maythebestteamwin

Favourite client award is heading North of the border 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 πŸ€©πŸ† these shortbread are blummin...
29/05/2019

Favourite client award is heading North of the border 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 πŸ€©πŸ† these shortbread are blummin delicious πŸ’— #ScottishShortbread #ScottishWills #fuellingWednesdayafternoon #CarsonHughes

We had a bit of a feel good Thursday yesterday, with a fab day being hosted by our brilliant partners Kings Court Trust....
24/05/2019

We had a bit of a feel good Thursday yesterday, with a fab day being hosted by our brilliant partners Kings Court Trust. Some great informative talks, and exciting to hear about their new pathways to ensure even more families can benefit from their always Excellent service πŸ’œ #therewhenyouneedthem #feelgoodThursday #CarsonHughes #weloveagoodiebag

The turn of the tax year see's an increase in envelopes through the door for most of us, but these are my favourite lett...
21/05/2019

The turn of the tax year see's an increase in envelopes through the door for most of us, but these are my favourite letters; from the charities I've supported this year telling me how I've helped (and checking gift aid status). They've included a note about how important charitable gifts in Wills are, so I wanted to pass on a reminder too πŸ’› help how you can while you're here, and once you're gone Remember A Charity #givingisitsowngift #Wills #CarsonHughes

Feel good Friyay! A generous (and optimistic) person left Β£500,000 to "clear national debt" in the UK in their Will bac...
17/05/2019

Feel good Friyay! A generous (and optimistic) person left Β£500,000 to "clear national debt" in the UK in their Will back in 1928 πŸ’— However, it wasn't enough to clear it at the time, and due to that specific wording it can't be given until it IS enough to clear the debt. The sum has grown to an amazing Β£350Million! But national debt has also grown...to nearly Β£2Trillion 😫 it's the thought that counts though πŸ˜ƒ #generosity #bringingWillstolife #CarsonHughes #timefortheweekend

She's been through a lot, so perhaps she is becoming the "Mad Queen", and who could blame her?! I bet Tyrion wishes he h...
14/05/2019

She's been through a lot, so perhaps she is becoming the "Mad Queen", and who could blame her?! I bet Tyrion wishes he had of got a Power of Attorney in place sooner though. Don't leave yours too late πŸ˜‰ we have Monday evening availability... after next Monday of course

Feel good Friyay and it's our turn to feel good and hopefully encourage you to come and feel good with us πŸ˜ƒ here are ...
10/05/2019

Feel good Friyay and it's our turn to feel good and hopefully encourage you to come and feel good with us πŸ˜ƒ here are a couple of examples of feedback from our amazing clients πŸ’— follow the link to the website to read more and give us a call if you want some 10/10 Will or Power of Attorney service πŸ‘ https://carsonhughes.co.uk/#toc_help
#greatserviceiseasywhenyoulovewhatyoudo #feelingthelove #CarsonHughes #bringingWillstolife

Feel good Friyay; winning the lottery isn't the only way you could come into some money. When Luis Carlos de Noronha Cab...
03/05/2019

Feel good Friyay; winning the lottery isn't the only way you could come into some money. When Luis Carlos de Noronha Cabral de Camara passed away with no spouse or heir, it was discovered he had picked 70 people at random from the phone book and named them as beneficiaries of his multimillion Euros estate in his Will! What an amazing surprise for them, and who knows, it could happen to you πŸ‘†πŸ€ž#pleasantsuprises #bringingWillstolife #CarsonHughes

Can you believe Princes estate is still in chaos 3 years since he passed away?! The court appointed Executors (as Prince...
30/04/2019

Can you believe Princes estate is still in chaos 3 years since he passed away?! The court appointed Executors (as Prince died without a Will) have apparently already debited the estate Β£34 million in legal costs AND a further Β£7.7 million in their fees. Princes beneficiaries are his siblings, who are about to begin a legal battle to try and remove the appointed Executors - much of the huge cost, and massive stress could have been avoided with a Will #writeyourWill #choseyourExecutoryourself #CarsonHughes #Protectyourlovedones

Feel good Friyay; the designer of the iconic Pringles tube, Frederick Baur, was understandably very proud of his creatio...
26/04/2019

Feel good Friyay; the designer of the iconic Pringles tube, Frederick Baur, was understandably very proud of his creation. So when he passed away he asked for his ashes to be placed in one of his tubes and buried πŸ˜€ his family chose an original flavour tube - which is the best in our opinion πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‹ #onceyoupopyoucantstop #bringingWillstolife #CarsonHughes #Happyweekend

Today is Earth day, there's been a lot in the news about people wanting to save the planet lately. If it's something tha...
22/04/2019

Today is Earth day, there's been a lot in the news about people wanting to save the planet lately. If it's something that's important to you then see how you can get involved. And remember you can continue to help with charitable legacies in your Will to help the work go on. #earthday #happyearthday

Feel Good Friday; a lovely story picked up from travels in Devon this week; self made millionaire Keith Owen left Β£2.3 ...
19/04/2019

Feel Good Friday; a lovely story picked up from travels in Devon this week; self made millionaire Keith Owen left £2.3 million to the town of Sidmouth in Devon, as it was his favourite holiday destination. He left specific requests around how the funds be used to maintain the beautiful flower beds around the town and neighbouring villages 🌷🌹🌼 #keepingbritainblooming #bringingWillstolife #happyEasterweekend #CarsonHughes

Out and about today in Dorset and Devon, it's nice to meet our clients in person πŸ‘‹πŸš—β˜€οΈ
17/04/2019

Out and about today in Dorset and Devon, it's nice to meet our clients in person πŸ‘‹πŸš—β˜€οΈ

Scotland is beautiful, and the law is just as traditional as the people and culture. But lives are modern so the law mig...
15/04/2019
Inheritance Rights in Scotland - Carson & Hughes

Scotland is beautiful, and the law is just as traditional as the people and culture. But lives are modern so the law might not always fit. If Scotland is your home, then have a read about the Will already written for you by law. And please get in touch if you'd like to amend it πŸ‘πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ Ώ

Legal Rights of Succession in Scottish Law In Scotland there is a defined pathway by which an estate must pass whether a Will has been made or not. These are called Legal Rights and are intended to protect the immediate family of a deceased to help ensure wealth stays within the family. Spouse/Civil...

Feel good Friday; and sticking with fashion designers and their love of animals, the late Alexander McQueen left most of...
05/04/2019

Feel good Friday; and sticking with fashion designers and their love of animals, the late Alexander McQueen left most of his fortune to charity, but did leave Β£50k for his dogs πŸ•πŸ’™ #mansbestfriend #petsinWills #bringingWillstolife #CarsonHughes

Did you know; without a Will to specify otherwise, the minimum age for a beneficiary to inherit is 18 *unless* they are ...
04/04/2019

Did you know; without a Will to specify otherwise, the minimum age for a beneficiary to inherit is 18 *unless* they are married. If the beneficiary is married they can inherit immediately. As the minimum age to marry is 16, could you be incentivising your children to marry young??! πŸ˜§πŸ€΅πŸ½πŸ‘° #quickwriteyourwill #getintouch

Happy Friyay! Here's the late Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Choupette. Choupette is said to be the most famous cat ...
29/03/2019

Happy Friyay! Here's the late Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Choupette. Choupette is said to be the most famous cat in the world and it is thought that her wellbeing has been thought of and provided for in Mr Lagerfields Will because, in his words, she helped him become a better person πŸ’—πŸˆ. #feelgoodfriday #bringingWillstolife #CarsonHughes #Will

Following an update with our partner Remember A Charity we've been reading about Metro, a brilliant London and South Eas...
28/03/2019
Embrace difference | METRO Charity

Following an update with our partner Remember A Charity we've been reading about Metro, a brilliant London and South East based charity whose mission is; "To promote Health and Wellbeing and celebrate difference"
What a fabulous statement, and great work they do too! β­πŸ‘πŸ‘

Embrace difference We provide health, community and youth services across London and the South East Find a service News See all METRO welcomes plans to double places on PrEP trial 11 January 2019 Book a sexual health test online with our new system 7 January 2019 Test for sexually transmitted infect...

Friyay Fact; Charles Dickens requested that β€œthose attending my funeral wear no scarf, cloak, black bow, long hat-band...
22/03/2019

Friyay Fact; Charles Dickens requested that β€œthose attending my funeral wear no scarf, cloak, black bow, long hat-band, or other such revolting absurdity” and had even picked out his own outfit for the occasion in advance. I like to think it was something bright like the pic below 😎 I like his planning and his style #CarsonHughes #bringingWillstolife #addsomecolour #happyFriday

What happens if you don't write your Will? Turns out, someone has already written it for you! Have a read to find out wh...
20/03/2019
News flash; You DO already have a Will - Carson & Hughes

What happens if you don't write your Will? Turns out, someone has already written it for you! Have a read to find out what your default Will looks like..and get I touch if it's not exactly how you want it πŸ‘

https://carsonhughes.co.uk/you-do-already-have-a-will/

A colleague told me recently how he explains to his clients that we all do already have Wills written for us by the law. Intestacy law does actually dictate exactly who will benefit when you pass away. So we don’t need to write Wills right?? Well, not exactly – do you know what the Intestacy …

A heart warming fact for a chilly Friyay; Mark Gruenwald was the Executive Editor of Captain America and Ironman. He pas...
15/03/2019

A heart warming fact for a chilly Friyay; Mark Gruenwald was the Executive Editor of Captain America and Ironman. He passed away in 1996 and his Will contained his request for his ashes to be mixed with ink and used to print more comic books, which they were 🧑 #comicbookfantotheend #CarsonandHughes #bringingWillstolife

Proud to sponsor this years Oakley Village show, and really keen to "have a go!" We're also really liking the theme of t...
11/03/2019

Proud to sponsor this years Oakley Village show, and really keen to "have a go!"
We're also really liking the theme of this years schedule ✌🌻 #supportlocal #Oakleyvillage #CarsonandHughesoutandaboutthissummer

Happy International Woman's day to all our clients. One iconic woman was Janis Joplin, she left $2,500 in her Will to be...
08/03/2019

Happy International Woman's day to all our clients. One iconic woman was Janis Joplin, she left $2,500 in her Will to be used for a big party as her wake when she passed away in 1970. In today's money that would be around $16,100 or Β£12,300! Maybe don't party as hard as Janis this weekend, but have a great one what ever you get up to πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ #IWD2019 #JanisJoplin #bringingWillstolife #CarsonandHughes

Friyay fun fact; Napoleon Bonaparte requested in his Will that after he died, his head should be shaved and his hair giv...
01/03/2019

Friyay fun fact; Napoleon Bonaparte requested in his Will that after he died, his head should be shaved and his hair given to his friends as a keepsake. I imagine they were all incredibly grateful 😬 funnily enough we haven't seen that request yet πŸ€” please get in touch if you would like to be the first πŸ‘

Spring is in the air, perfect time for a sort out, spring clean and to get organised. And we can help! Of course we can ...
26/02/2019

Spring is in the air, perfect time for a sort out, spring clean and to get organised. And we can help! Of course we can do Wills and Power of Attorneys, but we also do document storage - so those very important papers you find whilst tidying could have the perfect safe home to stay at πŸ‘πŸ”πŸ—„you can add to and access free of charge 😊

We are yet to include any digital assets in our Wills, but it is only a matter of time. Bit coin wallets are accessed by...
17/02/2019

We are yet to include any digital assets in our Wills, but it is only a matter of time. Bit coin wallets are accessed by an unchangeable password, so that password must remain top secret but also passed on somehow when the owner passes away. Millions of pounds are already locked out where this hasn't happened and fortunes of inheritance have been lost 😱 we have a solution if you need one πŸ‘

12/02/2019
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Proud to work with Golden Charter Later Life Planning and their independent funeral directors to help ensure the best customer service is maintained before, during, and after. Watch their new TV ad here, and get in touch with us for more details πŸ‘β˜ŽοΈ

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Friyay freaky fact; Harry Houdini left 10 secret words written in his Will for his wife, and requested she hold a sΓ©anc...
08/02/2019

Friyay freaky fact; Harry Houdini left 10 secret words written in his Will for his wife, and requested she hold a séance each Halloween where he planned to visit and confirm his presence using these secret words after he had passed. After trying for 10 years, his bereaved wife gave up as he failed to appear at the séance's 😞

So you've got your Will πŸ‘ awesome work and massive tick off the "To Do" list βœ…. But have a read of this to just kee...
06/02/2019
When should I revisit my Will? - Carson & Hughes

So you've got your Will πŸ‘ awesome work and massive tick off the "To Do" list βœ…. But have a read of this to just keep at the back of your mind. If any of these circumstances crop up then check in and make sure your wishes are still right. If you have your Will with Carson & Hughes already then we'll check in with you every so often so you don't have to worry 😊 Its good to lock in with us πŸ”’

https://carsonhughes.co.uk/when-should-i-revisit-my-will/

When Should I revisit my will? Experts in peace of mind

It's #humpday so you might not need any assistance with thinking about your bed, but just in case; William Shakespeare l...
30/01/2019

It's #humpday so you might not need any assistance with thinking about your bed, but just in case; William Shakespeare left his second best bed to his wife in his Will. Doesn't seem the most romantic of gestures, but in those times the BEST bed was kept as the guest best, so this was his way of ensuring she would keep their marital bed πŸ’– if you're stuck for a romantic gesture this Valentine's day, then book soon so we can get this one written in for you in time πŸ˜‰ #bringingWillstolife #carsonhughes #romanceisnotdead

18/01/2019

Friyay Fun Fact; Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson left his birth date (13th November) in his Will to the 12 year old daughter of a friend, as she was unhappy her own birthday fell on Christmas day, and so he said she could have his birthday once he no longer needed it πŸ˜ƒπŸŽπŸ’— #feelgoodfridayfact #deathfacts #bringingWillstolife #carsonhughes

Loads of our clients are blown away by how easy it is to draft their Will with us! Because we work over the phone we hav...
15/01/2019

Loads of our clients are blown away by how easy it is to draft their Will with us! Because we work over the phone we have had to simplify the process to be as clear and easy to follow as possible. If you'd like to find out for yourself just how easy it then get in touch and one of the team will walk you through the process - obligation free πŸ˜€β˜ŽοΈ

It's nice to be back in the routine 😊 We have increased availability in 2019 πŸŽ‰, so we can find a time to suit you ...
10/01/2019

It's nice to be back in the routine 😊
We have increased availability in 2019 πŸŽ‰, so we can find a time to suit you to write your Will. Don't put it off, your Will could arrive to your door in under 2 weeks time, get in touch today; [email protected] or call 08002545056

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06/01/2019

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Happy New year to all our friends and clients πŸŽ‰We hope you're making great progress towards any new years resolutions...
03/01/2019
What does it matter Who writes your Will? - Carson & Hughes

Happy New year to all our friends and clients πŸŽ‰
We hope you're making great progress towards any new years resolutions you might have made. If writing your Will is on your list, then have a read to help you decide WHO should write your Will - fingers crossed it's us πŸ˜€πŸ€ž
Thank you again to the wonderful Philippa Matthews for an inspirational picture
https://carsonhughes.co.uk/what-does-it-matter-who-writes-your-will/

What does it matter Who writes your Will? In an unregulated sector, it’s important to know how to decide who writes your Will. We’re here to help.

29/12/2018

People of Christchurch, Lisa will be in town and has space for enquiries on Thursday 3rd January. If you would like to chat about anything Wills, Estate, Power of Attorney for you or someone you know please pop into the All Insured office; 7 The Saxon Centre from midday πŸ˜€πŸ‘

A very Merry Christmas to everyone from the team here. We are available over Christmas so it could be a good opportunity...
13/12/2018

A very Merry Christmas to everyone from the team here. We are available over Christmas so it could be a good opportunity to make the most of having time with your partner to get your Wills drafted. If you would like to book a call then please email the office at [email protected] and one of the team will be in touch with availability. β­πŸŽ„πŸ¦ŒπŸŽ

Carson & Hughes
13/12/2018

Carson & Hughes

What's important to our clients is at the heart of what we do; available, approachable and clear. πŸ€—πŸ‘βœ”https://car...
27/11/2018
Carson & Hughes Will Writers, Estate Plans and Golden Charter Funeral Plan Agents

What's important to our clients is at the heart of what we do; available, approachable and clear. πŸ€—πŸ‘βœ”

https://carsonhughes.co.uk/#toc_help

We are able to explain your options to ensure your wishes are recorded accurately. We offer a range of services, such as Will writing and storage, Will Trusts, Power of Attorneys & Ownership Title Checks. We are members of the Institute of Professional Will writers, IPW, which means we adhere to a C...

Continuing our Free Information Series, this month's Blog is about the essential role of the Executor. Have a read to di...
22/11/2018
What does an Executor do? - Carson & Hughes

Continuing our Free Information Series, this month's Blog is about the essential role of the Executor. Have a read to discover more about what the people in the role are responsible for, guidance and support, and some handy tips! We also seem to have synced with @itv as they start their Star Wars movie month, but that's the only clue for the picture! True fans will know the link, otherwise the blog will reveal all. πŸ––

https://carsonhughes.co.uk/what-does-an-executor-do/

Of course every estate is different, so each executor will have a different number of jobs to do, but over all they are responsible for the admin side of someone passing away. β€˜Responsible’ being the key word here. In simple terms, the executor needs to locate the Will, locate all the assets and...

16/11/2018

We had a great meeting with Golden Charter Later Life Planning today. Their recent updates make it even easier for us to help our clients to freeze their funeral costs at today's prices πŸ‘Œ and an interesting - although not so surprising - fact learnt; 85% of funerals are paid for on credit cards 😯 . Planning can avoid this and save a lot of money for yourself or your loved ones. Ask us how πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ #planning #savingmoney #protectyourestate

A wonderfully busy couple of weeks means today has been full of packaging; Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney's, and Trust...
07/11/2018

A wonderfully busy couple of weeks means today has been full of packaging; Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney's, and Trusts all on their way to clients or storage. Keeping us busy, and keeping Postman Pat busy πŸ˜†βœ‰πŸ“€ #royalmail #Wills

02/11/2018

We welcomed our youngest client this week, aged just 30! When I asked him why he's felt motivated to write his Will so young he said "I've got so much to do in life, I thought I'd better just start cracking on the to do list" πŸ‘Œ Mid 30's is when we generally start thinking we need to write our Wills - but the average age of doing so is well over 55! So we must spend 20years with it sitting on our To Do lists 😯!!. If you want to crack on with yours sooner rather than later, then get in touch πŸ‘β˜ŽοΈπŸ’»

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