Redeeming your Help to Buy Loan 

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Help to Buy loan was provided under a Government scheme to assist with the purchase of a new build property. The aim of the scheme was to…

Back to the Future!

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Let’s face it, Marty McFly had the right idea when he got in the DeLorean to have a look at the future!

Sadly, we can’t offer any trips in the DeLorean – but we can help you with your future plans
by working with you to put a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney in place…

None of us really know what the future holds which is why it’s so important to plan ahead and put your affairs in good order by making a Will and setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney.

A Will is the only way to make sure that your money, personal belongings and property go to the people and causes that you care about.

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to put in place arrangements for the future if a time came when you needed someone to look after your financial affairs and/or make decisions in relation to your health and welfare on your behalf.

Our ‘What happens if I die without making a Will’ flowchart shows how your estate would be distributed if a Will were not in place – something which can have unfair and unintended consequences. You could especially be affected if you cohabit, as, according to UK law, common law marriage doesn’t exist.

Many people associate Wills and LPAs with older people, but they should really be considered while you are mentally fit and well, so you are able to choose people you trust to look after your welfare and finances, protecting family wealth for future generations.

All of us at Band Hatton Button send our very best wishes for a Happy 2023.

A New Year is the perfect time to get your affairs in order. If you are interested in making a Will or LPA, or know someone that is, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team on 02476 632121 to discuss how we can help.

Michelle Gavin

Co-Parenting at Christmas

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Reading Time: 5 minutes For many, Christmas is an exciting and happy time. However, for others and some children, it is a period of anxiety and uncertainty, particularly…

Congratulations Lisa Beale!

Reading Time: < 1 minute



Congratulations: Lisa Beale becomes an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly

We are delighted to announce that Lisa Beale, an Associate in our Wills, Trusts and Probate team, has successfully completed the Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) award to become an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

SFE are a national organisation of legal professionals, who committed to providing the highest quality legal advice on specialist areas, such as wills, powers of attorney and elder abuse. Membership of the organisation is restricted and only a very select group of people can become members of SFE.  

To achieve the OCCP award, all applicants are required to undertake an assessment to demonstrate good understanding of the specific needs and considerations required when safeguarding and protecting clients’ interests.  The externally accredited certification requires individuals to display expertise in advising and supporting older and vulnerable clients by being able to communicate and translate legal expertise into clear explanations and guiding them through the process sensitively.

Lisa joins an ever-growing number of SFE qualified lawyers at Band Hatton Button.  Department head Michelle Gavin is already a fully accredited member along with colleagues Lisa Moseley, Charlotte Macalister, Keri Wood and Helen Stott.  

Lisa’s success follows her recent promotion to Associate within the firm in October 2022, which was recognition for her commitment to providing a first-class service to clients, consistently going above and beyond to help clients get their affairs into good order.



Band Hatton Button named Law Firm of the Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Band Hatton Button have been named Law Firm of the Year (6 + Partners) at the prestigious 2022 Warwickshire Law Society Annual Dinner.

The Elusive Duty to Creditors

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Reading Time: 4 minutes Under the Companies Act 2006, and common law, directors have many duties. Arguably, the most widely recognised – and considered – is the duty of directors to promote the success of the company for the benefit of its shareholders…

Menopause and the Workplace – An Update

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Reading Time: 3 minutes In August we reported that the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee had published a report at the end of July 2022…

The Importance of Having a Will and Keeping It Under Review…

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to research from the Law Society, nearly two-thirds of the UK population do not have a valid Will…

Stamp Duty Land Tax – What is it?

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Coventry and Warwickshire law firm, Band Hatton Button, have announced Associate and Senior Associate level promotions for 10 of…

Band Hatton Button announce series of promotions

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Coventry and Warwickshire law firm, Band Hatton Button, have announced Associate and Senior Associate level promotions for 10 of…