Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client
Thursday, 16 March 2017
The highest court in the land - the Supreme Court - handed down its long-awaited decision on 15 March 2017 in the case of Ilott v Mitson.
Blogs Private Client Property
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Would you spend thousands of pounds fighting your neighbour in court over ownership of a fence or repair obligations for a wall?
Blogs Private Client
Thursday, 16 February 2017
The new 'residence nil rate band' (RNRB), reducing inheritance tax for some estates, comes into effect from 5 April 2017.
Recently there has been a lot of publicity surrounding the case of Heather Ilott, who successfully claimed against her mother, Melita's estate after she died.
There have been some surprising results in a number of recent cases examined by the courts regarding Wills made by people whose mental capacity is diminishing due to dementia or otherwise.
Friday, 13 January 2017
Another case of a daughter disputing her parent's Will (Ames v Jones) has been in the news recently. This follows the much-publicised case of Heather Ilott's successful claim against her late mother, Melita Jackson's estate.
The draft Finance Bill 2017 published this week has confirmed that the days when people could effectively live in Britain for most of their lives yet avoid British taxes is more or less over.
The Land Registration Act 2002 was meant to help the advance of electronic conveyancing, the aim being to cut out the old fashioned paper process.
Thursday, 12 January 2017
We frequently receive requests for ‘back to basics’ guides on putting your legal affairs in order. In this issue, we cover Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).
Friday, 04 November 2016
Answers to some frequently asked questions on inheritance tax
Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client
Wednesday, 05 October 2016
Following the breakdown of a marriage, trust between a couple can be at an all-time low.
Monday, 03 October 2016
George Osborne's promise of a shiny new £1 million inheritance tax threshold at the Conservative Party Conference back in 2007 finally came to fruition in the Summer Budget of 2015.
Friday, 16 September 2016
A Lasting Power of Attorney enables someone to authorise a person of their choosing, (their Attorney) to make decisions on his or her behalf.
News Divorce & Family Private Client
Friday, 31 March 2017
Congratulations to Colin Morgan and Colin Croly, who are the lucky winners of our Viewpoint hamper competition!
Friday, 12 August 2016
The Court of Appeal has upheld an ex-husband’s appeal in the recent case of Randall v Randall, finding that he had sufficient interest to challenge the validity of his mother-in-law’s Will.