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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?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

The End of the Blame Game for Divorcing Couples?

Friday, 21 September 2018

Justice Secretary David Gauke announced last week that there may be an end in sight for fault based divorces in England and Wales.

Divorce Law

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Business Owners - Have You Made a Will Yet?

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Around 60% of the population has no Will and if you die without a Will your estate will be passed on according to the intestacy rules.

Private Client Team

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Appointing an Attorney - Do You Know Your Lasting Power of Attorney Options?

Monday, 02 July 2018

A Lasting Power of Attorney enables you (the donor) to authorise a person of your choosing, (the Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf.

Appointing an Attorney - Do You Know Your Lasting Power of Attorney Options?

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

We Agree We Want to Divorce. Do I Really Need a Solicitor?

Monday, 18 June 2018

On 1 May, the first fully digital divorce application was launched. So you may wonder, do you really need a solicitor to get divorced? Is face to face legal advice worth the cost?

We Agree We Want to Divorce. Do I Really Need a Solicitor?

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Private Client Real Estate

8 Tips Landlords Should Consider Before Leasing a Property

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Leasing a property is like running an investment business. Unlike stocks or ISAs, you can't just invest your money, sit back, and wait for a return. Being a landlord is a hands on experience that requires regular input.

8 Tips Landlords Should Consider Before Leasing a Property

Articles & Blogs Conveyancing Private Client Real Estate

Move Home or Improve Your Leasehold Property? The Pros and Cons

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Do you need more bedrooms for your growing family? Are you falling out of love with your house and thinking of moving? You might want to consider improving your home instead…

Move Home or Improve Your Leasehold Property? The Pros and Cons

Articles & Blogs Private Client

New Refund Scheme for Powers of Attorney - Can You Claim?

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has launched a scheme to offer refunds to those who made Lasting or Enduring Powers of Attorney applications between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

The Office of the Public Guardian's Refund Scheme - Powers of Attorney