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21

2013

May

Hare & Hounds Challenge: Complete

Pudsey Legal’s first major fundraising initiative, the Hare and Hounds Challenge, was a massive success at the weekend, and is estimated to raise in excess of £1,000 for its 2013 charity – Pudsey Live at Home.
 
  
The challenge was kick-started on Saturday when the team joined the Pudsey Carnival Parade before the 9 ‘hounds’ were released from the carnival showground by Counsellor Mick Coulson to begin the 23 mile hunt along the Leeds–Liverpool canal towpath from Rodley to Skipton, in pursuit of director, marathon runner and ‘hare’ Paul Kaye.
 
The wet weather meant the challenge was not without difficulty on a very muddy towpath and progress was slow, allowing the hare to win the first leg. The hounds maintain the outcome would have been different had they not stopped to rescue a trapped goat! This unusual approach to Corporate Social Responsibility really does show that Pudsey Legal offer real life support.
 
Feeling refreshed and galvanised (ie. unable to move) after a good night’s sleep, the hounds set off on Sunday morning confident that, goats aside, they could beat the hare on the return leg.
 
However it was not to be. Despite fantastic assistance and encouragement from the support crew, once again the chase was thwarted by a mixture of bad luck and ill discipline in the form of one puncture, several unintended cycle dismounts (ie. falling off bikes) and a final unavoidable delay caused by a round of bacon sandwiches at the Five Rise Locks Cafe.
  
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These unfortunate mishaps allowed the hare to arrive back at Rodley victorious, feeling a very modest “not too bad”. As for the hounds, they were left licking their wounds, including one who somehow managed to break three, yes three, bikes – none of which were “his fault.”
 
There’s always next year...
 
There's still time to enter our competition for the chance to win £50 Marks & Spencer vouchers by guessing the time it took Paul to run the full 46 mile course over the two days. Click on the icon below for your chance to win £50 Marks & Spencer vouchers.
 
Please keep your donations coming in too. Every little helps so please help us beat our target total. Visit our Just Giving page by clicking here or by clicking on the Just Giving Logo below.

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12

2013

May

The Hare & Hounds challenge countdown

With less than 24 hours to go before our Hare & Hounds challenge, realisation is beginning to dawn on our less prepared team members (directors, Nigel and Andrew) who have been reminded of the trials and tribulations of their last attempt to cycle the Leeds - Liverpool canal in their younger days. Despite this, rumours of vigorous last minute training sessions have been strenuously denied by them!
 
Taking a more serious approach is Paul, our 'Hare', who has joined local running club Pudsey Pacers in addition to his other marathon commitments which actually include the Edinburgh marathon the week after our challenge.
 
Our challenge takes place at the same time as this year’s Pudsey Carnival, and, not wanting to miss out on the fun, our team will be taking part in the parade before being sent on our way from the carnival stage by good friend of Pudsey Legal, Councillor Mick Coulson.
  
We are also running a competition for the chance to win £50 Marks & Spencer vouchers by guessing the time it will take Paul to run the full 46 mile course over the two days. Click on the icon below for your chance to win £50 Marks & Spencer vouchers.
  
Fundraising is going well and we are already on course to meet our target. However, every little helps so please feel free to sponsor us via our Just Giving page by clicking here or by clicking on the Just Giving Logo.
  
The Hounds will be tweeting updates whilst they ride - you can stay up-to-date by following@pudseylegal or searching for #H&H

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06

2013

May

Dementia Awareness Week

Did you know that Dementia Awareness week taking place nationwide between the 19th and 25th May? This is the Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship awareness raising campaign.
 
There are all manner of different things you can do to get involved, such as throwing a tea party, or simply visiting their website, even talking about it with your family and friends will help to achieve the campaign’s primary goal of raising awareness of dementia.
 
The term dementia is used to describe a set of symptoms, including memory loss and difficulties with communicating. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s (62% of all dementia cases).
  
Did you know that there is a 1 in 3 chance of you developing dementia if you are over the age of 65?
 
It is also a little known fact that 2/3rd of people with dementia are women. I am not by any stretch of the imagination an expert on this subject but wonder if this is simply because women tend to live a lot longer than men. One of the advantages of growing old as a single or widowed man is of course your pick of the ladies at the tea-dances!
 
This subject is of particularly interest to me personally as I advise clients in making Lasting Powers of Attorney LPA). This is a document which gives some other person (your Attorney) power to manage your affairs and make decisions on your behalf, should you be unable to do so yourself.
 
Unfortunately, I am frequently contacted by people whose family member has already lost capacity to make a LPA. In these circumstances, an application has to be made to the Court of Protection for a person to be appointed as a deputy to act on behalf of the person who has been incapacitated. This is both expensive (£400 court fee plus solicitors costs of anything in the region of £1,000), and time-consuming (at least 6 months). During this 6 months money would be locked into bank accounts, and any property could not be sold. The process is extremely complicated and cumbersome. The powers of the Court appointed Deputy are restricted and closely monitored.
 
This could easily have been avoided if the person had made one or more LPA’s. Once made, these can be registered immediately with the Office of the Public Guardian, in order that they can be used straight away, should the need arise. There are 2 types of LPA – Property and Affairs and Health and Personal Welfare.
 
Sadly, none of us know what is round the corner, and all too often we think it will never happen to us and delay doing things until it’s simply too late.
 
In an ideal world I would advise everyone over the age of around 40 to have a LPA in place. You can see it as a very useful insurance policy.
 
So back to talking and the Alzheimer’s Awareness week reminds me of my May day bank holiday spent travelling around the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with 2 friends. Perhaps it was the gorgeous weather which made everyone friendly but we chatted to so many lovely and interesting people. 
 
Sadly, this is a luxury not afforded to many elderly people who are house-bound and see no-one from one week to the next week. I do believe that loneliness is increasingly common-place in our society but very little is said about it. Here at Pudsey Legal, we sponsor a local charity (of which I am also a committee member) called Pudsey Live at Home. They visit elderly people and also provide various activities, including trips out. It’s a simple idea but the charity makes a huge impact upon the lives of the people who use it. I believe this is extremely relevant to the Dementia Awareness week, as I am quite sure that dementia can be helped by simply talking to people. I repeat that I am not a medical expert but surely just keeping your mind active and positive is likely to have a beneficial impact on its well-being.
 
So, I urge all of you who are reading this article to use the Dementia Awareness to talk to someone, perhaps an elderly relative or neighbour who you have not seen for some time, not just about the important issues raised in this article, but simply to connect with that person and show a genuine interest in his or her life.
 
It has always interested me that at birth we are entirely dependent upon the care of others and in our dotage we are again dependent upon the kindness of others, so perhaps in the intervening years, we could all show a little more kindness to our elders, as we will all be there one day….

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02

2013

May

Getting a foot on the property ladder

The Council of Mortgage Lenders recently announced the number of first time buyers reached a five year high in the first two months of the year.
 
Perhaps surprisingly, first-time buyers accounted for 43% of all house purchase loans in February. Does this signal an end to the myth of would-be buyers struggling to get a foot on the property ladder? 
 
We are now seeing more lenders offering mortgages giving buyers a route to their first home and the figures are up 17% from the same period last year.
 
This encouraging news goes hand in hand with two schemes announced by the government in last month’s budget in an attempt to get the housing market moving.
 
Help to buy scheme
 
The ‘Help to Buy’ scheme offers loans worth up to 20% of the price of a new build property. Along with your 5% deposit, this allows buyers access to mortgages which will only lend up to 75% of the property value.
 
The second scheme, to be launched next year will see the government guaranteeing up to 15% of a loan to the lender.
 
Whilst these schemes will open up even more mortgage offers to enable first time buyers to get the foot on the property ladder and are clearly great news for the housing market as a whole, a note of caution should be sounded.
  
Let us remind ourselves how the last credit crisis started. You guessed it – the property bubble burst.
 
Experts warn that the chancellor's package of measures to boost the property market could instead stoke another housing bubble and leave taxpayers exposed to a future downturn in prices.
 
Some political figures take a different approach by suggesting the best way to tackle the housing crisis and help first-time buyers is to have a major programme of affordable house building.
 
However, it is clear that steps are being taken to address the problems. Here in Pudsey, we are seeing a number of new housing estates – both large and small - springing up. Hopefully this demonstrates the optimism is well placed and there is light at the end of the tunnel for first time buyers.

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11

2013

April

Pudsey Legal's conveyancing kitemark

11 Apr 2013


Buying or selling a house is a big, often expensive decision, and you’ll want to know that the legal team looking after your sale or purchase is doing so to the highest possible standards.

Pudsey Legal is committed to achieving accreditations which offer its customers reassurance about the quality of service provided. So along with MASS, APIL, Resolution and the SRA's Family Law Scheme, Pudsey Legal is accredited by the Law Society’s prestigious Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

The CQS kitemark is a symbol of reassurance to customers that Pudsey Legal is adhering to the highest possible standards and procedures.

Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson explains CQS on the Law Society website: “Many people assume that only solicitors do conveyancing, but there are other service providers out there who are not solicitors. CQS allows consumers who are buying a home, one of the biggest purchases of most people’s lives, to not only be assured that it is a solicitor they are using for this important legal process, but it is one which has gained recognition for the high standards it provides through CQS."

Seema Gabbi, Head of Conveyancing at Pudsey Legal says “We aim to promote a high standard of service. We want to ensure that our clients, buying and selling homes, in and around Pudsey, are informed of our skill and knowledge in this area of law. Holding CQS status from the Law Society assures them of that. We’re very proud to be wearing this badge of honour". She goes on to explain that being accredited helps to guard against fraud and says that “our clients come first”.

Nigel Beck, a director at Pudsey Legal concludes: “Buying or selling a house can feel like a complicated process. By having CQS status, we can offer even more reassurance to our clients that they are in safe hands. We’re delighted to be part of the CQS initiative”.

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11

2013

April

Hare & Hounds training update

Our Hare & Hounds challenge in support of Pudsey Live at Home, our charity of the year, is now only five weeks away and our training is stepping up a gear.
 
Last weekend Pudsey Legal director and our 'hare', Paul, ran the Blackpool marathon in a commendable time of 4 hours 19 mins for the 26 mile route. This was Paul’s first attempt on this course which he described as ‘up and down.’
 
Our 'hounds' have been slightly less enthusiastic with older members of the team (directors Nigel and Andrew!) using a variety of excuses to explain why their bikes are still in sheds gathering dust.
 
Top marks go to team members Lesley and Michael who are braving the cold mornings by ‘test driving’ our route on the canal towpath. So far they have spotted no hazards which would see us taking an early bath.
 
Richard is taking the event very seriously, having not ridden a bike for some 12 years, he has opted for a more sustained training regime involving not only cycling on road and mud tracks but also gym work and swimming.
 
Richard estimates we shall complete the ride as a group in around three hours. As Paul is hoping to complete his task in around four hours, the one hour head start we are giving him should make for a tense finish!
 
Whilst training is going well (for the majority of participants who have started it!), we need even more support to raise as much money as we can for Pudsey Live at Home. Founded in 1996, Pudsey Live at Home does amazing work helping older people in the local area to remain independent in their own homes. Pudsey Live at Home organises social activities and groups such as Tai Chi exercise classes, a walking club and computer group to help people keep both mind and body fit and active.
  
Show your support on our JustGiving page ›

Watch this space for further updates and follow our training progress on Twitter.

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08

2013

April

Guilty or not guilty?

Our eagerly awaited mock trial event with Crashaw School took place despite heavy overnight snow under the watchful eye of our resident judge, councillor Mick Coulson.
 
Pupils braved the ‘arctic’ conditions to don their wigs and gowns and act the parts with fantastic enthusiasm and wonderful initiative.
 
Playing the roles of barristers, defendants, witnesses and jury members, which were allocated in advance, pupils were tasked with learning scripts and researching the various roles and courtroom procedure. It was clear they took their responsibilities seriously and had put an awful lot of work into the event.
 
Proceedings were expertly marshalled by judge Coulson who got fully into the spirit of the occasion by threatening to send the court reporter to prison for contempt of court when his mobile rang!
 
The performance of the pupils was a credit to them and the school and our thanks go to everyone who participated. 
 
We would also like to thank teacher Andy Cox, Councillor Coulson and Stuart Andrew MP who watched proceedings from the public gallery with great interest.
 
A fantastic day made possible by the pupils who have now set the bar extremely high for next years event!
 
“This is a really innovative initiative and a great opportunity to really understand what goes into a legal trial. The children learnt to practise their research skills, to think on their feet, to analyse evidence and facts, to understand the discipline of a courtroom setting and to realise how important their decisions are in this environment. I’m delighted to have taken part.”
 
Councillor Mick Coulson

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18

2013

March

Cheers! Raising a glass at Pudsey Civic Hall

14th to 16th March saw Pudsey Legal break new ground as we became the first non 'beer related' sponsor of the annual CAMRA Leeds Beer Festival. 
 
The event has been held at Pudsey Civic Hall for the last 20 years and never fails to attract large crowds eager to sample the delights of some of Yorkshire's finest breweries.

  
The Pudsey Legal Bar was home to a wide variety of unusual sounding but fantastic tasting beers from "Old Snarler" to "Magnificent 7", brewed in honour of Yorkshire's Olympic champions.
 
Our bar was a real ale enthusiasts paradise, and there was a great atmosphere as visitors sampled the brews on offer.
 
Pudsey Legal director, Nigel Beck (who felt is was his solemn duty to attend and sample the wares!) commented, 'It was great to see the sheer number of brewery's, both large and small, demonstrating their skills and we were delighted to support the festival as it showcases  Pudsey and the finest of Yorkshire tradition and heritage.'

Have a good week
 
Nigel Beck
Director 

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11

2013

March

Our thoughts on current changes in legal aid

As of 1st April 2013 the Government will reduce the legal aid bill by £350million and this will have a considerable impact on family law. This means that people who may have been entitled to legal aid will no longer benefit from this and will be forced to pay their own legal fees following these changes.
 
The implications of this are that for many people forced to attend court for divorces, children and financial proceedings they may have to do so without having a solicitor by their side.
 
We have recently advised a client who came in to see us about some financial proceedings where they represented themselves without any legal advice. The client ended up with a less than satisfactory outcome causing great financial loss. Regrettably, we were unable to assist the client because the final decision had been made.
  
Without knowing your legal rights and the law, many people will find themselves in a similar position because the Courts and Judges are not there to give advice.
 
We fear that the potential outcome following these changes will mean that the Courts will be inundated with people trying to represent themselves and this will delay matters further. Furthermore people will no doubt get frustrated and annoyed and, as a senior Judge stated, “it will lead to people taking the law into their own hands." 
 
What the Government has done is to pledge additional funds for mediation services, as they believe that this should be an alternative way of resolving disputes rather than applying to the Court. Although this method of dispute resolution may work for some, it is not suitable for everyone. We do believe that this will assist in some cases where the parties are willing to negotiate and are amicable to one another, but unfortunately this is not always the case.
 
We believe that solicitors should offer their services on a fixed fee basis where possible to assist those going through a difficult time both emotionally and financially. Solicitors should also offer to deal with cases on a ‘Sears Tooth Agreement’ which involves the client signing an agreement at the beginning of the case confirming that the solicitor can recover their fees in full before the client receives any settlement that is awarded.
 
Pudsey Legal considers each case on its merits and offers a fee package to suit the individual circumstances. This can include anything from fixed fees, fee capping, agreed hourly rates and we can also offer flexible payment terms.

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04

2013

March

Interview experiences with Crawshaw School

Everyone can remember their first interview and this will certainly be the case for some of the year 12 pupils of Crawshaw School this week.
 
I, along with our Head of Property Seema Gabbi, attended the first of two Interview Experience events as part of Pudsey Legal’s association with the Make the Grade programme which is run by the Ahead Partnership based in Leeds.
 
The event took place at the Leeds Trinity University in Horsforth and required the pupils (lower sixth formers in ‘old money’!) from Crawshaw School travelling under their own steam from Pudsey to Horsforth to attend the mock interview at a pre-arranged time. The pupils were also required to prepare a formal written application in advance of the interview which was for the position of ‘Account Administrator’.
 
"The pupils certainly made a great effort"
 
Each session took the form of a 20 minute formal interview for each pupil followed by a further 10 minutes to provide them with constructive feedback.
  
We were able to advise the pupils on such things as how they greeted us; their use of body language; their verbal skills and particularly on whether they tried to sell themselves for the position.
 
And how did they get on? Well, the pupils certainly made a great effort to arrive smart and punctual and if anything, they had undersold themselves on their application forms.

They were excellent communicators and talked freely about where they wanted to be in the future. I was very impressed to meet a budding entrepreneur and Seema also uncovered a judo star!
 
The second round of interviews shall take place on the 6th March when it will be Farzana’s turn to meet some more of Pudsey’s up and coming talent.
 
All the best,
 
Andrew
Director

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25

2013

February

Understanding the future of whiplash claims

In December 2012 Chris Grayling (Justice Secretary) publicised new measures for reducing the number of whiplash claims. One of the key proposals to these measures is that the small claims limit be increased from £1000 to £5000.
 
So what does this mean for you?
 
Let’s take a simple road accident as an example; you are waiting at a red traffic light when a driver, who is not paying attention, slams into the rear of your car. Your car is un-drivable and you need a hire car whilst yours is off the road. In addition, you suffer an injury to your neck and are off work and lose pay as a result. The injury is quite severe and causes you problems, possibly for up to two years.
 
It is only fair that you recover any financial losses you have incurred (repair charges, loss of earning etc.). It is also only fair that you receive compensation for the pain and suffering and disruption to your lifestyle.
 
Would you be happy dealing with the claim yourself and negotiating with the insurance company?
 
What happens if the insurance company disputed any part of your claim, would you feel comfortable taking the case to court against an experienced insurance company? Don’t forget they will also have their lawyers to represent them.
 
Or would you feel more comfortable knowing that an expert and independent solicitor was representing you?
 
Under the current process if your injury claim is worth more than £1,000, the other party’s insurance company have to meet your legal costs in full if your claim is successful.
 
Under the proposed new system your injury must be worth more than £5,000 for the insurers to meet your legal costs and the above example would be caught under the new proposals i.e. your legal costs would NOT be paid by the insurers leaving you to either fight the claim on your own or pay the legal costs from your compensation.
 
The government suggest that this new cap on small claims will reduce overall claims for personal injury which in turn will reduce the number of fraudulent claims and, therefore, ensure savings for motorists through reduced insurance premiums.
 
The Motor Accident Solicitors Society has proposed a raft of reforms which would  go a long way to achieving the aims of the government without denying our injured driver access to justice. These can be seen by downloading the PDF below.

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18

2013

February

Announcing the Hare and Hounds challenge

18 Feb 2013

 
We’re delighted to announce that our first major fundraising initiative for our 2013 charity Pudsey Live at Home,will be the Hare & Hounds Challenge taking place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May.
 
Pudsey Legal director, Paul Kaye, is a keen runner who has completed many marathons, so we’ve decided to give him a bit of a challenge – all in the name of a good cause!
 
Seven members of our team, the Hounds, will cycle approximately 23 miles along the Leeds – Liverpool Canal tow path from Rodley to Skipton, stay overnight and then complete the same route back the following day. Paul, the Hare, will be challenged to run this distance on both days (we’ll give him a slight head start!) to see if he can beat the cyclists.
 
The Hare & Hounds will all be working hard to raise money for this worthwhile local cause and you can sponsor us at our Just Giving page.
 
Founded in 1996 Pudsey Live at Home does amazing work helping older people in the local area to remain independent in their own homes. Pudsey Live at Home organises social activities and groups such as Tai Chi exercise classes, a walking club and computer group to help people keep both mind and body fit and active.
 
We’ll keep you posted on how our training and fundraising is going and look forward to your support. Be sure to check our website regularly for updates – you can even follow us on Twitter @PudseyLegal to see how we are doing

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14

2013

February

The month of love?

Ahhh February. A romantic month, with Valentine’s Day and Marriage Week all snuggled up in the middle. In the office, romance, at times, hangs heavy in the air. Some make intricate plans and surprises for spouses and partners. Others look forward to being the surprised and delighted party. While a certain further contingent, put frankly, remember the “day of love” at the last minute and pop to the garage for some flowers and a card…

Full marks for the staff member who is handcrafting a card for her loved one on the basis she has no car to shop for one and it is snowing outside. Ahhh love knows no bounds!

Big tick goes to the staff member who is cooking a carefully thought through meal for his wife. This person is known for his cooking prowess (move over J Oliver!) so it doesn’t surprise us that he is sourcing ingredients locally today.

On a more serious note, we read this week that the number of couples taking out “no nups” is soaring. ‘No nups’ are aimed at the increasing amount of couples who live together before getting married. Like pre-nuptial agreements (and often called “cohabitation agreements”), no nups  can help couples to discuss and agree what happens to assets should they spilt as well as lay out who pays for what in terms of bills and expenses during the relationship.

A “try harder” badge goes to someone who has not only failed to plan romantic gestures for her partner but has also secured his agreement to ignore Valentine’s Day completely! Mind you, she is pregnant, so surely that is the ultimate romantic gesture?

The growth in these contracts is a sign of our times as social trends have to adapt in response to economic realities. More and more couples co-habit rather than marry as this is a cheaper option. More and more couples need the financial support of their parents to pull together a deposit for a house.

And if you’re in the position of “supporting parent”, what if you want to help your child but you’re not exactly 100% in love with their choice of life partner?

If you give money to your child, to put towards a house deposit for example, a cohabitation agreement can take this financial input into account if their relationship breaks down. Parents may then consider further legal advice if they’d like full financial protection, by way of a “deed of trust” to legally protect their money.

It’s fair to say that most co-habiting couples don’t think about protecting themselves if things fall apart. However, many more would if they saw how simple the process is to set up a cohabitation agreement. This is an area of law we think will grow. Some may see that as a sad thing. We see it simply as taking sensible and practical steps to safeguard you and your family’s future – whether you’re a supporting parent or the one in the relationship.

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04

2013

February

Why it’s important to make a will

Around two thirds of adults in this country have never made a will as it can be a difficult thing for people to come to terms with. However dying without a will can make things incredibly tricky for those you have left behind.

 
People make many wrong assumptions about what will happen if they die without a will, which include:
 

  • Assuming everything will automatically pass to their spouse. This is only the case if you die without children
     
  • If you die with children, then your spouse would only inherit the first £250,000 and have a life interest in half of the remainder
     

If you have no will then your estate will be divided according to rules laid down by the government.  It may be the case that you have no close relatives, in which case, the government itself could profit from your estate. It is unlikely that anyone would choose this.
 
Here are some top reasons why you should make a will:

 

  • You alone decide who benefits from your estate

  • You decide who will administer your estate and carry out your wishes

  • It may help to avoid disputes between family members

  • You can appoint a guardian in your will to look after your children

  • You can make a tax efficient will to reduce your liability for inheritance tax

  • You can make a Property Trust Will to reduce your spouse’s future liability for care home fees and safeguard your home for your children

  • You can make gifts to charity and reduce your liability for inheritance tax

  • It is generally a lot cheaper and easier to administer someone’s estate where there is a valid will

 

We hope this advice is useful and our expert in wills and probate Andrew Gullet is always available to help.
 
Many people in and around Pudsey benefited from making a will during Will Aid last year and helped to make this initiative a huge success. Pudsey Legal raised £1,535.00 for the nine Will Aid charities.
 
Will Aid is the UK’s leading charity will-writing scheme, which offers everyone the opportunity to make or update their will in return for a donation to help people in need in the UK and all over the world. This money is shared by nine well-known UK charities including the British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC and Save the Children. We’re very grateful to everyone who took part and helped to raise money for these worthwhile causes.
 
We’re looking forward to being able to offer more will related promotions in the coming year, so be sure to check back on our website regularly (or follows us on Twitter @pudseylegal) to find out how we can help you plan for the future.
 
Andrew Gullett
Solicitor

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24

2013

January

Pudsey Legal Picks ‘Pudsey Live at Home’ as its 2013 Charity of the Year

24 Jan 2013


To mark the start of a fresh new year in Pudsey, Pudsey Legal is delighted to announce that it will be supporting Pudsey Live at Home as its charity of the year in 2013.

Founded in 1996 the organisation does amazing work helping older people in the local area to remain independent in their own home. Pudsey Live at Home organises social activities and groups such as Thai Chi exercise classes, a walking club and computer group to help people keep both mind and body fit and active.

Nigel Beck, Founding Director of Pudsey Legal explains, “We choose Pudsey Live at Home because of the excellent work that it does in our community to help older people live an active, independent life. With over 400 members and 55 volunteers in our local community, Pudsey Live at Home is thriving and we look forward to supporting them in 2013.”

Pudsey Live at Home offers a comprehensive signposting service run in association with West Yorkshire Police called Casac, which provides a list of local suppliers and companies who have been police-checked and have promised to deliver good work at a reasonable cost.

Another useful facility provided by Pudsey Live at Home is the organisation of monthly Dementia Cafes, which provide somewhere social for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to go with their carer. These events are attending by someone from the Alzheimer’s Society so there is always a professional available for carers to talk to. The organisation also organises outings such as day trips to the seaside, markets and trips to the theatre.

Pat Manning, Manager of the Pudsey Live at Home Scheme said, “We are delighted with the support we are receiving from Pudsey Legal. As a firm of solicitors, they are involved in all aspects of local community life here in Pudsey and we look forward to working with them this year.”

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