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Management of Affairs

Inheritance Tax and The Law

Thinking about dodging inheritance tax duties by making gifts to your children? Watch out! Families have been stung by an HMRC ‘raid’ over the past five years which has hauled in an eye-watering total…

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Do Not Resuscitate

  In a recent article by the BBC, the issue of the use of DNR (do not resuscitate) forms as an excuse not to provide life-saving care has been an eye-opener for many, particularly those…

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Plan for Your Future, Consider an LPA

A power of attorney is a legal document which allows an appointed person/s to act on your behalf should you lose mental capacity. Have you considered what might happen if you fall severely ill…

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Do you know what will happen to your digital assets on your death?

Technology is a huge part of modern life. With more photographs stored online than in physical albums and the increased use of online social media accounts, digital assets are becoming increasingly valuable to individuals….

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Government to Make Lasting Power of Attorney Process Digital

This week, the government launched a 12-week consultation into the modernisation of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). An LPA is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions about your finances, health, and…

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Life Interest Trust Wills

A great solution for many circumstances. Faye Harlow Smith is a solicitor in our Private Client department specialising in the preparation of Wills. Here she explains why a Life Interest Trust Will can often…

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What is the Value of Financial Advice?

We invited Ian Porter, Financial Advisor and Director of Roberts Clifford Wealth Management, to write a guest blog and share his thoughts on the value of seeking financial advice.

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We are LGBTQ+ Friendly Solicitors

An LGBTQ+ friendly solicitor is a solicitor that has experience in advising clients who identify as being part of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community.

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Will Making and Social Distancing: Overcoming the Challenges

You may have read our recent blog post on Will Making in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic, which set out some of the challenges currently faced by legal practitioners who prepare Wills. We…

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Statutory Legacy on Intestacy Increased by £20,000

Statutory Legacy on Intestacy Increased by £20,000

The government has increased the statutory legacy payable to spouses and civil partners on intestacy from £250,000 to £270,000 for deaths on or after 6 February 2020. If an individual dies intestate (without having…

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