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New Year, New Will

Solicitor Courtney L'homme explains why making or updating your Will should be a resolution for 2019..

Courtney L'homme
Courtney L'homme Solicitor


Making Christmas Gifts as an Attorney

If you are appointed as an attorney under a registered lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs, or a registered enduring power…


Christmas Conversations: Making a Will

Now is as good a time as any to have those important discussions..

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner


LEGAL COMMENT: Shake-up of inheritance tax system promised by new government report

In January 2018, the Chancellor asked the OTS to carry out a review of the UK’s Inheritance Tax (‘IHT’) regime, covering a broad range of…

David Stokes
David Stokes Principal Associate


Updated probate rules – will a simplified process lead to an increase in unrepresented applicants unwittingly making costly errors?

Whilst the proposed increase in Probate Fees has attracted a lot of attention in the legal and accountancy world the Government’s announcement that…

David Stokes
David Stokes Principal Associate


Probate Fees: A new tax on death? Proposals for a significant increase in fees

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice has laid before Parliament new legislation to implement a new, banded structure of fees for…

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Solicitor


What happens to your digital assets on death?

Rip Off Britain this week covered an area of law which is becoming increasingly prominent. When somebody dies, what happens to their 'digital…


Financial abuse of the elderly - spot the signs

A recent case highlights the concerning issue of financial abuse of the elderly. Associate Matthew Morton explains the warning signs and what can be…

Matthew Morton
Matthew Morton Principal Associate

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