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Could your estate be at risk from a claim after your death?

Thursday, 16 February 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.

Could your estate be at risk from a claim after your death?

Articles & Blogs Private Client

What does it take to invalidate a Will? More than Saddam Hussein and space invaders…

Thursday, 16 February 2017

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.

What does it take to invalidate a Will? More than Saddam Hussein and space invaders…

Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client

Choosing Not to Work, Destroys a Daughter's Will Dispute

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.

Choosing Not to Work, Destroys a Daughter's Will Dispute

Articles & Blogs Private Client

All Change for Non-Doms

Friday, 13 January 2017

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.

All Change for Non-Doms

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Property Fraud - 4 Things You Should Do to Protect Yourself

Friday, 13 January 2017

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.

Property Fraud - 4 Things You Should Do to Protect Yourself

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Appointing an Attorney - What You Need to Consider

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).


Articles & Blogs Private Client

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.