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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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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

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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 Associate

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Contested probate.. don't run out of time

“Please, sir, I want some more… time” – Solicitor Hollie Marcham looks at the risks of not making a claim against an estate within six months of the…


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Unmarried couples and Wills - know your rights

Although it is often thought that “common law” spouses have the same rights as married couples, this is manifestly untrue when it comes to passing on…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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Weightmans launches Private Client offering in Midlands with new hire

National law firm Weightmans has launched a new Private Client team in Birmingham with a key hire, as the firm continues to invest in the Midlands…

Sarah Walker
Sarah Louise Walker Principal Associate

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The press and the Forsyth saga

It recently hit the headlines that the late Bruce Forsyth left all his Estate to his wife "in order to avoid inheritance tax".

Sarah Walker
Sarah Louise Walker Principal Associate

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