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Coronavirus - How to Manage Your Personal Affairs

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

None of us ever knows what is around the corner, as the Coronavirus pandemic has shown. At present we are all living through the most unprecedented change and uncertainty.

Coronavirus - How to Manage Your Personal Affairs

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Life Assurance As Part of Estate Planning - What You Need to Know

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Life assurance has long been a recommended part of estate planning. Many people believe that having life cover in place will provide their loved ones with policy proceeds that are sufficient to see them through the estate administration process.

Life Assurance As Part of Estate Planning - What You Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Could Inheritance Tax Be Cut Down Under New Reforms?

Thursday, 27 February 2020

A group of MPs has published a report calling for inheritance tax to be abolished in its current form.

Could Inheritance Tax Be Cut Down Under New Reforms?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Who Died First? The Importance of Reviewing Your Will

Thursday, 27 February 2020

It is important to have a well drafted Will, especially in the case of second marriages, if there are children from previous relationships.

Who Died First? The Importance of Reviewing Your Will

Articles & Blogs Private Client

A Place in the Sun - Succession Planning with Homes Abroad

Friday, 14 February 2020

What are the issues involved in succession planning, when you have homes abroad?

A Place in the Sun - Succession Planning with Homes Abroad

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Could Inheritance Tax Be Cut to 10%?

Monday, 10 February 2020

A group of MPs has published a report calling for inheritance tax to be abolished in its current form.

Could Inheritance Tax Be Cut to 10%?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Treasured family photos could be lost. Social media accounts that charted our lives could disappear into cyberspace. Valuable crypto-currencies might be lost forever.

What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Five Ways to Save Inheritance Tax

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Fewer than 5% of UK estates pay inheritance tax (IHT) yet revenues from this tax have increased by over 97% this decade, from £2.72 billion in the 2010/2011 tax year, to £5.37 billion in the 2018/2019 tax year.

Five Ways to Save Inheritance Tax

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Tax Traps - Succession Planning and Homes Abroad

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

With the summer holidays just around the corner, many of you will be escaping to holiday homes on the continent.

Tax Traps - Succession Planning and Homes Abroad

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Private Client Tax

Buying a House? Your Tax Questions Answered

Monday, 29 April 2019

With the arrival of the spring, there typically comes a quickening of pace in the property market. Despite the ongoing effect of Brexit, we focus this month on a frequently asked question: what are the tax implications of buying property?

Buying a House? Your Tax Questions Answered

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client

Broken Promises and Property Rights – Where Do You Stand?

Thursday, 20 December 2018

As private client solicitors, we have seen a steady rise in the number of proprietary estoppel claims brought in recent years.

Broken Promises and Property Rights – Where Do You Stand?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Deeds of Variation - What Are They and When Can They Be Used?

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Those of us who draft Wills for a living are used to inserting the words "last Will" into the Wills that we draft. But a last Will is not necessarily the final word on how an estate will devolve on the testator's death.

What Are Deeds of Variation and When Can They Be Used?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Can You Use an Electronic Signature on a Legal Document?

Thursday, 13 December 2018

There has long been confusion about whether legally binding documents can be signed electronically. The Law Commission is attempting to answer this question once and for all with a new consultation looking into the electronic execution of documents.

Can You Use an Electronic Signature on a Legal Document?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

The EU Succession Regulation - Recent Developments

Thursday, 13 December 2018

We look back at the recent developments since the EU Succession Regulation (or Brussels IV as it is also known) came into force, with the intention of harmonising estate administration across the European Union.

The EU Succession Regulation - Recent Developments

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Business Relief - Will Your Business Qualify?

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Business Relief (BR) previously known as Business Property Relief, has for many years been one of the most useful and versatile reliefs available to individuals who wish to reduce their inheritance tax liability, relating to lifetime gifts and on death.

Business Relief - Will Your Business Qualify?