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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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New inheritance rules came into force on 1 October 2014 for people who don’t have a will

New inheritance rules have introduced a number of new rights and regulations affecting spouses/civil partners, unmarried fathers and adopted…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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