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Our Wills and Probate solicitors regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

 

Will you show someone how much you love them this Valentine's Day?

Nicola Mawson
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Valentine's Day is nearly here and our Wills and Probate team would like to celebrate by giving away a bottle of Moët & Chandon Rose Brut Imperial Champagne. So for your chance to win simply retweet our post on Twitter and gives us...

The importance of Wills - including for the younger generation

Rachelle Nuttall
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It has been reported recently in the media, following his sad death in April 2018 that the entire fortune which is estimated to be over £20 million pounds of the famous DJ and music producer Avicii (Tim Bergling) who was aged just 28 at his death...

Christmas gifts - have you considered the tax benefits?

Adam Sym
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It is the season for exchanging gifts with your loved ones and we spend so much time trying to find the perfect and most thoughtful gift for every person. Perhaps however the most thoughtful gift is to plan to mitigate your inheritance tax liability...

You've planned for your children's Christmas but have you planned for their future?

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Everyone is busy making plans for the upcoming festive season to ensure their children have the best Christmas and enjoy watching their faces light up when they open their presents from Santa Claus. But who would ensure your children have the magical...

The use of lasting powers of attorney in issues with property

Jill Rushton
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With a large increase in the number of instructions to prepare lasting powers of attorneys (LPA)  for our clients we are often called upon by our colleagues in the residential conveyancing department to provide them with help and guidance on their...

Government announces probate fee increase

Nicola Mawson
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The government has recently announced changes to probate fees with some charges escalating to £6,000. In England and Wales, probate fees (the fees paid when administering someone's estate after they die) are set to be paid as a sliding...

Does an executor of an estate need professional advice?

Ayesha Khan
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An executor is a person named in a Will who is legally responsible for ensuring a deceased’s estate is administered properly. If you are an executor of someone’s Will, there are certain things that you must do. In many circumstances a grant...

Do you really need a Will?

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It is a common presumption that those who are married do not need to make a Will , as the estate will pass automatically to their spouse. Only for some individuals will this be correct. We would always recommend you consider the value of your estate and...

Inheritance tax - the latest facts and figures and three simple steps to reduce your tax

Adam Sym
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HMRC has released its latest publication on inheritance tax statistics. It shows that revenues continue to increase in respect of a tax which some consider to be unfair. HMRC collected a total of £5.2bn of inheritance tax in 2017-18. This is an 8%...

The importance of a Will for unmarried couples

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It is recommended that everyone has a valid Will in placed, in order to ensure that your estate passes in line with your wishes and your loved ones are provided for. This is crucial particularly for unmarried couples that wish to provide for each other...

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