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Cohabitation - A Survival Guide

This year, Resolution’s Awareness Week focuses on the need for legal reform to provide rights for cohabiting couples, especially if they separate.…

Linzi Perriman
Linzi Perriman Associate
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Chancellor of the Exchequer hints at abolishing inheritance tax in the future

At the Conservative conference this week, Sajid Javid has hinted that the government may consider scrapping inheritance tax.

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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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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Increase in Probate Court Fees approved by House of Commons committee

A Statutory Instrument which will implement the UK government’s plans to bring in a new banded probate court fee system in England and Wales has been…

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Associate

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Is DIY probate the answer to dealing with an Estate?

It is dangerous to fall into the trap of believing that probate is generally speaking straight forward and easy.

David Stokes
David Stokes Principal Associate

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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…


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House of Lords approve proposed increase in probate court fees ‘with regret’

Peers in the House of Lords have voted this week in favour of a motion which approves the Government’s plans to introduce a sliding scale of probate…

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Associate

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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

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