Organ Donation

Organ donation law is changing – from Spring 2020 all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. This is commonly referred to as an “opt out” system.

Every day around 3 people die in need of an organ because not enough organs are available for transplant. However, only 1% of people die in circumstances that would allow them to donate. The law has been changed to help save and improve more lives.

So what do you have to do if you do not want to be an organ donor. We understand you should register a “refuse to donate” decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register. This is also known as opting out.

If you have already registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register and you wish to ‘opt out’, you should amend your registration. What you need to do is to go on to the NHS Organ Donor Register and confirm that you have changed your decision.

As to your wishes in relation to organ donation, we advise that details should be left with your Will.

If you do not have a Will, we would be very happy to advise you.

Please do not hesitate to call us to discuss your legal needs both in relation to Property work and Private Client work (wills, powers of attorney and estate administration).

We are always willing to come to your home to take instructions if that helps.

Conveyancing Simplified!

Buying or selling your house is often described as a simple process! However, at Catchpole Law, we know that more often than not the “simple” process can be complicated by jargon and pitfalls that you don’t really understand.

What  do  exchange;  completion;  covenants;  planning  restrictions;  rights  and  reservations;  pre-emptions; flying or creeping freeholds all mean? Should I have a survey? What are searches? Why are my neighbours allowed to come onto my property? Is my property connected to mains water and electricity? Does the property have access to the Public Highway?

Why is the purchase of a rural property different to that of a house on a modern estate? What is the difference between registered and unregistered title? What is The  Land  Registry?  Why  do  you  have  to  exchange  contracts and then complete the sale? What is happening with your money?

The bottom line is that these are all considerations that our property lawyers will take in to account to allow you to achieve what you want:

A simple process that delivers a sale or purchase.

At Catchpole Law, David Littlewood, Julia Izzard and Rachel White are here to guide you through all the jargon and pitfalls. They have over 50 years of experience between them. They know that a friendly, and well explained process will relieve stress and make your life easier!

If you are planning to buy, sell or rent out your property call us. We promise to make the transaction jargon free and to guide you through the pitfalls.

Please do not hesitate to call us to discuss your legal needs both in relation to Property work and Private Client work (wills, powers of attorney and estate administration).

We are always willing to come to your home to take instructions if that helps.