Wills and Inheritance

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

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...

New parents should make a Will

12th November 2015 by Joshua Williams

Becoming a parent for the first time can be one of the most important and exciting periods in a person’s...

Need ideas for a New Year’s resolution – Review your Will

11th November 2015 by Sarah Bogard

The EU Succession Regulation 650/2012 (aka Brussels IV) On 17 August 2015 the EU Succession Regulation changed the way estates are...

Who will write your final status update?

2nd September 2015

In their News Feed on Monday 24 August 2015 it was announced Facebook saw 1 billion users in a day. With one...

7 Reasons why you should not make a Will!

23rd April 2015

You are going to live FOREVER, so there is no need. Wills are expensive.  A few hundred pounds for the most...

The Carter’s should be relieved there wasn’t an EastEnders wedding!

23rd April 2015

Many of you will have been sad that Stan died before he could marry his new love Cora . ....

Deed of Variation review mentioned in Chancellor’s Budget

19th March 2015 by Joshua Williams

Yesterday, Chancellor George Osborne, delivered his sixth budget and possibly the last within his control with the General Election looming. ...

Wills should be taxing

3rd December 2014

Making a Will is one of the most important documents you will ever make so the process of putting the...

Digital legacies

16th June 2014

It is estimated that 80% of people in the UK own digital assets with an average perceived value of £18,000...

Danger of last-minute arrangements concerning Wills

14th June 2012 by Harvey Barrett

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

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