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Taxing Times - Inheritance Tax Explained

Friday, 04 November 2016

Answers to some frequently asked questions on inheritance tax


Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Detecting Deceit in Divorce Proceedings - A Cheat's Charter?

Wednesday, 05 October 2016

Following the breakdown of a marriage, trust between a couple can be at an all-time low.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

The Government's New Tax Promises - how does it affect you?

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.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

I Get by with a Little Help From my Friends… Appointing an Attorney

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 Private Client

VWV Offers Free Wills in Support of Local Hospice

Monday, 09 April 2018

We took part in The Hospice of St Francis' 'Make a Will in March' campaign, and raised over £1,700 for the charity.

Wills

News Private Client

VWV Teams Up with Local Hospice to Encourage People to Make a Will

Monday, 05 March 2018

We are delighted to take part this month in a campaign run by The Hospice of St Francis and to offer a free Will writing service in return for a donation to the Hospice.

VWV  Teams Up with Local Hospice to Encourage People to Make a Will

News Conveyancing Private Client

Autumn Budget 2017 - An Early Christmas for First-Time Buyers?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

From today, first-time buyers of residential property in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, will pay no Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on homes worth up to £300,000.

Buying a House

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Who can challenge the validity of a Will? Court of Appeal Rules that Creditor of Beneficiary Has Standing in Randall v Randall

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.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Paying the Costs of an Unjustified Legal Challenge - a Warning From the High Court

Friday, 12 August 2016

In a recent decision, the High Court has made a costs order against a claimant who challenged the validity of a Will despite having no reasonable grounds to do so.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

What legal weight does a broken promise hold?

Friday, 12 August 2016

The Court of Appeal has reduced the award in a proprietary estoppel claim bought in respect of a family business. We previously reported on the successful claim for equitable relief based on proprietary estoppel made by a daughter


Articles & Blogs Private Client

New Residence Nil-Rate Band - What You Need to Know

Friday, 22 July 2016

Last year, the government announced the first increase in the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold since April 2009.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Tax Planning - what is still acceptable?

Friday, 22 July 2016

The recent row over David Cameron's tax affairs has highlighted the new climate of mistrust in the UK around tax planning.


Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Gone With the Wind - Beware the Spouse that Comes Back to Bite

Friday, 15 July 2016

There has been a recent update to one of the longest-running romance and divorce cases seen by the courts, which has all the ingredients of a classic rags-to-riches tale.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

Latest News From the Private Client Team

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

With the arrival of Spring’s longer lighter days, we welcome Partner Samantha Hickman, who now leads our family and divorce law team.


Articles & Blogs Private Client

The New Residence Nil-Rate Band - A move towards the £1 million allowance?

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

There has been much press coverage recently about the new residence nil-rate band allowance for inheritance tax.