Kate at Simpson Solicitors

Kate at Simpson Solicitors Your local experts in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate Services.
(1)

Operating as usual

Sometimes the hardest role for your Executors and Attorneys is gaining access to what you own. This task is made even ha...
30/01/2021

Sometimes the hardest role for your Executors and Attorneys is gaining access to what you own. This task is made even harder when they don't know where to start.

Our 'Just to Let you Know' document focuses on the details you need to wind up an estate. This is a place for you to write who you bank with, what utility providers you use and even what you would like for your funeral.

The 'Choices I Would Make' document is for your Attorneys so they know what decisions you would make. This makes their role a lot easier as they don't have to guess what you would have wanted. Instead, they only need to voice the decisions you have made in advance.

These documents are invaluable for your loved ones who will thank you for making their roles easier.

#kft #keepingfamilestogether #simpsonsolicitors #justtoletyouknow #choices #lpa #lastingpowersofattorney #powersofattorney #will #wills #Derby #Ripley #yourchoice #solicitor #solicitors #family

As most of the country is experiencing snow this week, we thought we would share this lovely photo of our Ripley office ...
24/01/2021

As most of the country is experiencing snow this week, we thought we would share this lovely photo of our Ripley office nestled in the snow... ❄️ ☃️ stay safe and warm X

Your legal matters are private to you.We understand that. You may wish to discuss your decision with friends or family b...
22/01/2021

Your legal matters are private to you.
We understand that.

You may wish to discuss your decision with friends or family but likewise you may choose to keep them completely to yourself.

At Simpson Solicitors we will always provide you with a warm and welcoming space to talk freely and in confidence.

#keepingfamiliestogether #kft #rlg #simpsonsolicitors #wills #will #probate #powersofattorney #attorney #lastingpowersofattorney #lpa #private #legal #legaladvice #friends #welcome #law

Kate at Simpson Solicitors
14/01/2021

Kate at Simpson Solicitors

Last year over the course of several months we offered all over 70’s FREE Ordinary Powers of Attorney, with no hidden ca...
14/01/2021

Last year over the course of several months we offered all over 70’s FREE Ordinary Powers of Attorney, with no hidden catch. It’s just us trying to do what we can when every little helps.

As we enter another new period of national lockdown, our solicitors and legal advisors will be offering FREE Ordinary Powers of Attorney for ANYONE over 70, clinically vulnerable, or looking after someone who is clinically vulnerable.

We are pleased to announce that we will continue to provide this FREE service until the end of February 2021.

An ordinary power of attorney gives you the power to choose someone to help you with your general finances, such as going to the bank or post office and dealing with financial providers on your behalf.
It is NOT a lasting power of attorney that protects you if you lose your capacity.
To find out more information, ask us a question or have a general chat please contact Andrew on 01332 321572. Alternatively, please email [email protected]

Lasting Powers of Attorney can often be a lifeline for a family that would otherwise be ‘lost’ without them.Last year th...
09/01/2021

Lasting Powers of Attorney can often be a lifeline for a family that would otherwise be ‘lost’ without them.

Last year the Government launched a campaign to educate all people on the importance of putting these significant legal documents in place. Their campaign is now stronger than ever as we move into 2021.

Quite simply, there are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney ( LPA) that protect yourself and the people immediately around you.

One LPA is for all things ‘Property and Finance’ and one LPA is for ‘Health and Welfare’ decisions. Both have huge powers and allow people you trust to speak up for you, if you are unable so ‘to act as your voice’.

They are more relevant than ever, for ALL people, young, old, healthy and not so healthy too, as the truth is none of us know what uncertainty lies ahead.

What we DO know is the value and peace of mind these documents bring to families if they are ever called upon. That is hard to put into words.

We 100% back the Government campaign to find ‘Your Voice’.

https://powerofattorney.campaign.gov.uk/

There are many positives to using a professional to support you and your family through the process, things you must include or consider when setting these up and to get it right for your own circumstances.

Using a professional means you will have the right advice from the very start and throughout. You will also have additional reassurance and support in the future for both you and your attorneys under our ‘client for life’ values and approach.

So be sure to take professional advice from one of our team.

As always, our meetings are free and with no obligation to go ahead, an ideal opportunity to reach out with a question and for advice on how these could help your family.

Please message us on here if you want to learn more or email Andrew;

[email protected]

or call us on 01332 321572 and we will be delighted to help.

#help #professional #KeepingFamiliesTogether #lastingpowersofattorney

Lots of conversations with lovely passers by this morning as we did some front door seal fixing! The theme of the day ‘I...
04/12/2020

Lots of conversations with lovely passers by this morning as we did some front door seal fixing!

The theme of the day ‘I don’t have a Will’ and ‘I don’t need a Will’.

It was actually really hard to hear that people still hold this view.

Please don’t fall into that trap.

It costs nothing to find out how we can help you. If you are over 18 then you should consider making a Will.

Making a Will means you can make life much easier for those you leave behind. Now wouldn’t that itself be a wonderful gift to leave?

#advice #wills #everyoneneedsawill #simpsonsolicitors #heretohelp #inheritancepreservation
#legacies

Pets play a huge part in our lives. At Simpson Solicitors, we are a team of animal lovers and know that your furry frien...
30/11/2020

Pets play a huge part in our lives. At Simpson Solicitors, we are a team of animal lovers and know that your furry friends are more than ‘just a pet’.

We also know that their well-being is of utmost importance to you. We couldn’t agree more.

Increasingly, people are thinking of what would happen to their furry friends if something happens to them. Sometimes the answer is obvious and sometimes, it is less obvious. But have you REALLY thought about it?

Did you know you can leave a sum of money to family or friends if they will take on and continue to provide a loving home for your pet?

This can help cover the costs of food, livery, vaccinations and insurance and can give much needed comfort knowing they can afford the daily expenses of continuing to look after your pet when you are no longer here.

Horses and dogs can incur many expenses and there are ways that we can help you put provisions in place to give complete peace of mind for what happens if...

Please drop us a line to find out how we can help you provide for your furry friends, because after all all -they are FAMILY too.

#cats
#horses #dogs #pets #wills #simpsonsolicitors #KFT

25/11/2020
Joint Tenants or Tenants In Common?

Buying a property is one of the biggest purchases that a person will ever make so it's best to get it right!

When two or more individuals purchase a property, often it is unknown how you own your property in respect to the other owner/s.

The two options are 'Joint Tenants' (JT) or 'Tenants in Common' (TIC).

So what difference does this make to your Will?

If you die as a JT the land registry takes priority over your Will. This means your property will automatically pass to the surviving owner or owners (like a joint back account). On the other hand, TIC allows for your property to pass as you decide through your Will.

With this in mind, we ask you to think about your own property - how does this information impact you?

Updating your Will is a must when buying or owning a property. When setting aside money for legal fees for conveyancing, Wills should always be factored in. The risk of not having a Will can lead to unintended things happening to your partner or family which can be both devastating and irreversible.
But it can also be avoided!

If you're concerned or unsure about how your property would be dealt with then ask us for help. We can walk you through your position and ensure any gaps in your ownership are filled.

Enjoy our video as we try to explain more!

Service UpdateThe team at Simpson’s will be making sure that our essential services remain accessible throughout lockdow...
02/11/2020

Service Update

The team at Simpson’s will be making sure that our essential services remain accessible throughout lockdown.
Our offices will remain open and home visits will still be carried out under strict COVID secure measures.
We will be working within our local communities to make sure that you get the best advice on your Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate Matters.
If you need anything at all or would just like a chat about your circumstances our friendly team are ready to take your call on 01773 747000.

#wills #simpsonsolicitors #inheritancepreservation #Derby

As some of you may know, this week we had our annual bake off to support MIND and all the good work they do. Here are so...
27/10/2020

As some of you may know, this week we had our annual bake off to support MIND and all the good work they do. Here are some of the gorgeous bakes from Head Office. Well done to all those who entered and congratulations to our winner, Rachael! If anyone should wish to also support MIND here is the link to our JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rlgmissionformind #mentalhealthmatters #bakeoff #simpsonsolicitors #weallneedeschother

We are thrilled to share that last night Simpson Solicitors was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ by judges in The Law Society ...
16/10/2020

We are thrilled to share that last night Simpson Solicitors was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ by judges in The Law Society Excellence Awards 2020, one of the highest accolades for solicitors in the country.

We may not have won the category (we were up against some outstanding competition) but to be recognised within the top 4 solicitor firms in the country and receive ‘Highly Commended’ for our commitment to remain open and continue to serve our clients during the pandemic is incredible.
Our free Will scheme for NHS workers was recognised as ‘especially commendable’.

#NHS #lawsociety #awards #HighlyCommended

We still have some appointments available under the Free Wills Month scheme. Please contact us as soon as possible ( jus...
15/10/2020

We still have some appointments available under the Free Wills Month scheme. Please contact us as soon as possible ( just a quick message on here with your name and number will be okay) to take advantage of making your will under this invaluable fundraising opportunity. #freewills #charity #givingback
🙂

It is a pleasure to announce we are supporting Free Wills Month again this October. Free Wills Month links charities with firms of solicitors to create a free Will for those aged 55 years and over, whilst supporting some amazing charities.

At Simpson Solicitors, we provide tailored advice, bespoke to every client with compassionate delivery throughout our client journey.

We focus on the protection of memories, wishes and legacies providing safety for our clients’ treasures.

Please contact us by message on here or call on 01332 424511 during office hours ( Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) to get your appointment booked in!

Please note that there are certain eligibility criteria to meet to ensure you qualify for a free Will. More information about this can be found at

https://freewillsmonth.org.uk/

#freewills #charity #inheritancepreservation

It is a pleasure to announce we are supporting Free Wills Month again this October. Free Wills Month links charities wit...
11/10/2020

It is a pleasure to announce we are supporting Free Wills Month again this October. Free Wills Month links charities with firms of solicitors to create a free Will for those aged 55 years and over, whilst supporting some amazing charities.

At Simpson Solicitors, we provide tailored advice, bespoke to every client with compassionate delivery throughout our client journey.

We focus on the protection of memories, wishes and legacies providing safety for our clients’ treasures.

Please contact us by message on here or call on 01332 424511 during office hours ( Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) to get your appointment booked in!

Please note that there are certain eligibility criteria to meet to ensure you qualify for a free Will. More information about this can be found at

https://freewillsmonth.org.uk/

#freewills #charity #inheritancepreservation

World Mental Health Day 2020.We hope that you have all taken some time today to look after yourselves.#mentalhealthaware...
10/10/2020

World Mental Health Day 2020.
We hope that you have all taken some time today to look after yourselves.
#mentalhealthawareness #WorldMentalHealthDay #worldmentalhealthday2020

Supporting someone through grief1. Never avoid them.2. If you have memories of the person who has passed then share them...
08/10/2020

Supporting someone through grief

1. Never avoid them.
2. If you have memories of the person who has passed then share them together. Remembering that new memories cannot be made and they may be hearing your story or memory for the first time.
3. It is hard to know what to say. Nothing you say can change what’s happened. However, often just saying I’m sorry is enough.
4. Never compare the loss of a loved one to losing a pet. Loss is hugely personal but if you have lost a loved one too, then remind them they will survive through grief and one day even smile and laugh again. Loss never goes away but people adjust to living with it.
5. Grief (even when half expected) can cause shock. People often forget to eat or don’t feel up to shopping ( and risk bumping into people) so offering or dropping off a small cooked meal can be a great comfort.
6. Many families have one person who is admin minded or takes on all the house admin. If that person passes first then the survivor is not only dealing with grief but also learning finances for the very first time. Often, this just adds to feeling overwhelmed. Offer some practical help and point them to a professional for some guidance on the legal side of things. Most professionals will offer a free first meeting and can often answer some important initial questions which can help alleviate common feelings of panic.
7. Don’t be afraid to talk about the person who has passed. Embrace their time with us and reminisce.
8. Make a private note of the landmark dates such as birthdays and anniversaries where grief can be so raw and be there to offer support. One of the hardest things about grief is that from the inside looking out, the world just continues, when their world has just fallen apart so taking some time to call someone and ‘check in’ will be a thoughtful gesture.
9. Remind them it’s okay to not be okay. Perhaps look up some details of nearby bereavement counsellors and leave them noted down for them to read about in their own time. They are commonly used and sometimes not for months or even years after someone has passed away. There is no time limit on these things. We are all different.
10. Don’t be afraid to make them laugh or share something funny or silly that you did or what you heard. It may even make them smile.
#bekind #dealingwithgrief #grief #simpsonsolicitors #beingthereforothers #weallneedeachother #pickupthephone #bereavement

What is a milestone? Something significant.The end of a chapter and the start of a new one.Milestones are part of our st...
04/10/2020

What is a milestone?

Something significant.

The end of a chapter and the start of a new one.

Milestones are part of our story, part of our life and part of our legacy.

At every milestone we can be by your side making sure you are protected and your story is preserved.

Because significant events deserve to be remembered.

What have been your most memorable milestones?

#makeawill #inheritancepreservation #milestonesoflife #significance #keepingfamiliestogether #simpsonsolicitors #newhome #livingwithfriends #leavinghome #movingout #newhomeowner

Kate at Simpson Solicitors
01/10/2020

Kate at Simpson Solicitors

What is a milestone?Something significant.The end of a chapter and the start of a new one.Milestones are part of our sto...
26/09/2020

What is a milestone?

Something significant.

The end of a chapter and the start of a new one.

Milestones are part of our story, part of our life and part of our legacy.

At every milestone we can be by your side making sure you are protected and your story is preserved. Because significant events deserve to be remembered.

What have been your most memorable milestones?

#makeawill #inheritancepreservation #milestonesoflife #significance #keepingfamiliestogether #simpsonsolicitors

What a beautiful card to receive, we really appreciate it when clients take the time to send us lovely cards. Good job A...
23/09/2020

What a beautiful card to receive, we really appreciate it when clients take the time to send us lovely cards. Good job Amy! ❤️XX

Happy Monday! All that weekend ☀️ has set the tone for the week ahead so we thought we would share some wonderful feedba...
14/09/2020

Happy Monday!

All that weekend ☀️ has set the tone for the week ahead so we thought we would share some wonderful feedback we have received from one of Lizzie’s clients.

Lizzie is now based in our Ripley office full time, so please feel free to just pop in and book your free with no obligation Will Review.

If you would rather call us to arrange this then please call on 01773 747000 to book in.

P.S Our Will Reviews are for available for anyone, not just our existing clients, so if you don’t yet have a Will but know you need one, or have one somewhere and don’t know where it is ( yes this actually happens far too often) then we would be delighted to see you too.

Have a lovely day!

🙂

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the very prestigious National Paralegal Awards 2020. (Below as Right Legal ...
11/09/2020

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the very prestigious National Paralegal Awards 2020. (Below as Right Legal Group)

Thank you to all of the judges and the team at The Professional Paralegal Register. ( PPR) @paralegalAwards

We are incredibly lucky to be part of a network that provides extensive legal training and commitment to the ongoing development of our legal advisors.

To be shortlisted and recognised for all the work we put in is truly an honour. Fingers crossed for the virtual ceremony.🤞

#nationalparalegalawards2020
#paralegals
#paralegalReg
#paralegalcareers
#PPRNPA2020
#therightlegalgroup
#inspireandbeinspired
#simpsonsolicitors
#jointheteam

Morning!We would like to introduceyou all to our very own Connor.We have recently voted and decided on supporting the in...
08/09/2020

Morning!

We would like to introduce
you all to our very own Connor.

We have recently voted and decided on supporting the incredible charity ‘Mind’ as our national charity of the year.

Connor has offered to undertake a whole month of mini wacky, disgusting and sporty challenges raising vital funds for the good work of Mind.

We thought we would share some of the highlights so far...

Connor, thank you for being such a good sport, so selfless and inspiring to us all.

If anyone should wish to support Connor here is a link to our fundraising page...

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rlgmissionformind

#challengeconnor
#Mind #charity #inspireandbeinspired
#simpsonsolicitors

Address

16 Church Street, Ripley, DE5 3BW, United Kingdom
Ripley
DE5 3BW

Opening Hours

Monday 14:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 14:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00

Telephone

+441773747000

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Kate at Simpson Solicitors posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Kate at Simpson Solicitors:

Videos

Nearby law practices


Other Ripley law practices

Show All