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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 01616 966 229.

 

Who should be involved in succession planning?

Katie Mayren
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It is never too early to consider putting provisions in place for your family and their future. The size of your estate is irrelevant, everyone should have a Will in place. However succession planning involves more than just making a Will , as you...

Is it possible to make a Will using video conferencing?

Jill Rushton
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Unfortunately the covid-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the need for many people to think about their Wills. Anyone who has a family, especially children that they want to provide for, or has undergone a life event such as marriage,...

Can I do probate myself?

Jill Rushton
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You do not have to use a solicitor to get a grant of probate or administer the estate of someone who has died. But it is important to understand what your obligations are if you take on that task. If a Will has been left, appointing you as an...

Do I need a Will and, if so, how frequently should it be updated?

Sophie Holmes
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Planning for the future and certainly planning for when we die can be a daunting exercise and something that many people feel that they can put off until further down the line. Some people do not like the idea of ‘tempting fate’ and prefer not...

What happens when a business partner dies?

Simon Page
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It is something every business owner must consider at one time or another – what happens in the event that I die or my business partner dies? Some knowledge and planning based on the right advice can go a long way to provide confidence that the...

How can I pass my business on to my children?

Katie Mayren
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Whether you are a sole trader, a partner in a partnership or the director/shareholder of a limited company, it is important to ensure your interests in a business are dealt with as you intend them to be on your death. If you want to ensure your children...

Inheritance Tax: How to minimise your bill

Simon Page
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Due to the Covid 19 situation many of us will be aware that the national debt has ballooned to around 100% of annual gross domestic product. On the basis that there isn’t a magic money tree, at some point this debt will need to be repaid –...

Cost of legal services in England and Wales

Simon Page
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A recent survey by the Legal Services Board (LSB) of legal service providers has found that there is a wide discrepancy of prices charged for legal work and advice in England & Wales. The survey unsurprisingly finds that cost of legal services in...

How far in advance should I start planning to pass my business on?

Jill Rushton
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It is a sad fact that many businesses have no succession plans in place and simply believe that the business will be able to sort itself out in the event of the ill health or the death of the sole trader or one of the business partners. This really...

How to successfully pass on a family business in your Will

Rachelle Nuttall
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Many people have had a lot of extra time on their hands as life has slowed down in recent months given the current pandemic. During March and June there was a significant increase in business start-ups, a website which assists in creating your own website...

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