Articles & Blogs Private Client
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.
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.
Articles & Blogs Contentious Probate Private Client
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
Articles & 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 Private Client
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.
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.
News Conveyancing Private Client
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.
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.
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.