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Heather Warnock

About Heather Warnock

Heather joined Mitchells Roberton in March 2013 as a Financial Guardian Administrator having graduated with a first class honours degree in law from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2011 and thereafter having completed her Diploma in Legal Practice at Strathclyde University in 2012. She was taken on as a trainee of the firm and started on 2nd June 2014. Heather has now completed her traineeship and is staying with us as a qualified assistant working in the Private Client Department. She will be assisting with succession and trust issues, the administration of estates and the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney. Heather is consistently client focused and is skilful in dealing with clients in circumstances which are frequently emotionally charged.Currently Heather is studying for the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates-Scotland and has passed her first exam Wills and Executries – Law and Practice with Distinction. Heather who is originally from Northern Ireland loves going home to visit her family whenever she can. She enjoys live comedy and the theatre. She is an excellent cook and expert baker….most welcome skills for our office. Email: hw@mitchells-roberton.co.uk

Are you Divorced and Now in a New Relationship ?

Recent research has been carried out by Direct Life Line Insurance which revealed that 60% of divorced adults in the UK, who are now in a new relationship, have failed to update any of their personal finances since their previous … More

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Cheers to Norwich City Football Club

I don’t know how many times and how many ways to say it, but the importance of having a Will cannot be overstated. To put it in a simple context, please read this true and heartwarming little anecdote. A gentleman … More

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Can Someone With Dementia Make a Will?

It was World Alzheimer’s Day on the 21 September 2019 offering an opportunity for organisations and individuals to raise awareness of the disease and to do all that we can to support those living with the illness. The generic term … More

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Life Admin

You would hope that your next of kin, your nearest and dearest, would be able to help manage your affairs if you were in an accident or diagnosed with a brain disease and you could no longer make decisions for … More

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Estate Planning with Foreign Assets

Owning a home in another country is not uncommon. It is a great way of getting to know another country, perhaps learn another language and is somewhere to go when you need time to relax. However, not all owners of … More

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Rachel Thompson has won her case against Apple

Rachel Thompson’s husband Matt died in July 2015. Rachel, a property adviser, from Chiswick met Matt when she was 19 and he was 18. They married ten years later and had a daughter Matilda who is now ten. Matt died … More

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Advance Directives and Dying Matters

I recently had a discussion with a client and the subject of advance directives (sometimes known as  living wills) arose. It is a sad matter to talk about, but the fact is, in life some people do become incapacitated either … More

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Inheritance Tax exceeds £5 Billion for the First Time

HM Revenue & Customs recently released data which showed Inheritance Tax (IHT) raised a record £5.2 billion in the financial year 2017-18, up 8% from the previous tax year. It is thought that the increase is due to the fact … More

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Scottish Law Could Lead the Way by Treating Elder Abuse as a Hate Crime

Scotland could be one of the first countries in the world to treat abuse of the elderly as a hate crime. The Justice Minister, Humza Yousaf, advised that he was considering whether targeting victims because of their age should be … More

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Inheritance Rights of Cohabitees

Cohabitation is far more common these days than ever before. To move in with a partner is a big decision and understandably the practicalities of what would happen to the cohabitants’ home if one of them were to die without … More

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