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Going through a divorce? Don’t forget to update your Will!

United Kingdom - April 30 2021 Going through a divorce process is stressful. There are lots of things to think about and one of these is likely to be what you should do to protect…

ACC Guidance update - when does a deputy need COP approval legal work?

United Kingdom - March 2 2021 Whilst managing the property and affairs of another person a Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection may come across issues that require them to…

Ten top tips of Lasting Powers of Attorney (“LPAs”)

United Kingdom - February 16 2021 LPAs are important, and are steadily growing in popularity as individuals realise how necessary they are to support friends and family in the event…

“Hello, can you hear me?” - video-witnessing of wills to be made legal in England and Wales

United Kingdom - August 14 2020 Big news was announced by the Government at the end of last month: legislation will be introduced to allow remote electronic witnessing of wills -…

Capital Gains Tax - Take steps now to avoid a likely “tax grab”?

United Kingdom - July 17 2020 CGT is charged on the profit/increase in value on sale or gift of assets. The rates are 18%-28% on disposals of residential property…

Lost Will - Lost Inheritance?

United Kingdom - July 16 2020 Most people lodge the Will with their solicitors keeping a copy of the Will amongst their papers at home. After they’ve died, the…

Company Succession Planning: Death of a sole director - now what?

United Kingdom - June 16 2020 Company succession planning is critical to ensure that a company can continue to run in the unfortunate event that a director (or shareholder) dies…

Executors Briefing - Tax and the Family Home

United Kingdom - June 12 2020 In many estates, the deceased’s home is the principal asset whose value often tips the estate over the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold. The status of…

Trusts - "asset protection" on bankruptcy?

United Kingdom - May 15 2020 Let’s cut straight to the Chase - despite the assurances of the man in the pub and the claims of some dubious “estate planning” outfits, you cannot…

Will COVID-19 prompt changes to Will legislation?

United Kingdom - April 23 2020 There has been an increase in the number of clients wanting to write new, or update existing, Wills or Lasting Powers of Attorney while either…