Boring as it may seem, the staff at Guides Global are firm believers in checklists, spreadsheets and anything else that minimises the chances of stupid mistakes.

Decades of experience has taught us that the little voice in your head saying, "I'll remember to do this!" is usually lying.

Forgetting the floppy disc (yes, we’re going back that far) with your presentation on it is annoying enough; forgetting an essential piece of due diligence and missing a huge debt belonging to the property you’re going to purchase is quite another.

Although these mistakes make lawyers a lot of money, John didn’t like dealing with these cases even before he retired from legal practice – he couldn’t bear seeing people so stressed by something that could have been so easily avoided.

So, we’re sharing our checklists and other handy documents with you. It will ease his mind.


Having a physical, paper copy of “things I need to do” with you is always useful – even if you keep digital copies on every device.

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Buying a Business
Buying a Property
Selling a Property
Moving out of a Rented Property
Emergency Grab-Bag - Packing List

Template letters to your lawyer

These are questionnaire for you to send with any initial letter to your lawyers.

They indicate what information your lawyer is likely to need from you to start thinking about and working on your case. They are laid out in a simple format that both you and the legal expert will find easy to understand and work from.

You should make sure that, in your letter, you explain exactly what you want the lawyer to do for you.

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In the Case of an Accident
Buying a Property
Court Cases
Debt Collection
General Problems
Dealing with an Inheritance
Power of Attorney
Selling a Property
Starting a Business
Making a Will