Wills and Inheritance

Brexit and Wills for French Property

14th September 2020 by Sarah Bogard

Last month marked the 5th anniversary of the application of the EU Succession Regulation 650/2012 (also known as Brussels IV)....

Why use a legal expert for an estate administration?

9th July 2020 by Melanie Christodoulou

Like many government organisations, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Services (HMCTS) has been increasing its digital services over the past...

Danger of last-minute arrangements concerning Wills

14th May 2020 by Aaron Spencer

The deathbed Will of millionaire Kent businessman George Wharton was disputed by his three daughters, who accused their stepmother Mrs...

Buying a new home after restrictions ease? Time to take stock

14th May 2020 by Heather Dunlop

The easing of restrictions in connection with the housing market from 13 May 2020 will come as good news to...

Making a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney in light of coronavirus (COVID-19)

1st April 2020 by Aaron Spencer

Social distancing requirements imposed by the UK Government in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) have resulted in us making some important...

Time to put your legal affairs in order

20th March 2020 by Aaron Spencer

During these uncertain times, we are finding many clients taking stock of their legal affairs and using it as an...

Understanding how your assets are distributed after your death

22nd August 2019 by Lauren Greenham

… And why making a will is crucial The recent High Court case of The Estate of John William Scarle Deceased...

ITVs This Morning, Phillip and Holly, Talk Wills

17th June 2019 by Sarah Bogard

Last week (Tuesday 11 June), the This Morning team on ITV covered the important topic of Wills for their ‘phone...

Power of Attorney refunds

13th March 2018 by Melanie Christodoulou

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has announced that refunds can be claimed for any Enduring Powers of Attorney...

Living Will or Lasting Power of Attorney?

14th September 2017 by Melanie Christodoulou

...That is the Million Dollar Question. What do Living Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney have in common?  What are their...

French Inheritance Tax – Reliefs and Exemptions as at July 2017

13th July 2017 by Sarah Bogard

French inheritance tax (IHT) reliefs and exemptions don’t always match those we are familiar with for UK IHT. Purpose of this...

Protecting the Personal Representatives and Beneficiaries when someone dies

7th September 2016 by Melanie Christodoulou

When someone dies, personal representatives (“PRs”) act in the administration of their estate.  A PR is termed “an Executor” (if...

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