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Law Commission Consultation on Modernising Wills

The Law Commission for England & Wales has launched a consultation into modernising the law surrounding Wills which it describes as 'largely…


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Updating the test for testamentary capacity to make a will

The law concerning the mental capacity to make a will needs to be brought up to date, according to a Law Commission consultation published last week.

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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Your business: what happens upon death?

Many business owners will have put in place a Will dealing with their personal estate upon death, however currently over half of small business owners…

Meera Shinh
Meera Shinh Solicitor

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IHT changes – residence nil rate band

From 6 April 2017, there will be an additional inheritance tax free 'residence nil rate band' available. This will begin at £100,000 in the tax year…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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The dangers of DIY probate

With the UK economy far from flourishing, virtually everyone is looking to save money, with legal services identified as an area where savings can be…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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What does 'living in the same household' actually mean?

In claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 'living in the same household' can be a crucial element to succeeding…

Lottie Tyler
Lottie Tyler Associate

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What if I don’t want my Inheritance?

It is a common misconception that following an individual’s death nothing can be done to alter that person’s Will or alter where assets passing under…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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