The position of siblings under UK Inheritance Tax (IHT) law received further media coverage last week, prompted by the Utley sisters and also by a...
    It is likely that at some point either you, a family member or a friend will be appointed to act as a Personal Representative of an estate.
    Elderly Theft: Robbing the Relatives, which was broadcast on ITV1 on Thursday 30th November, certainly sets out in no uncertain terms the...
    An estranged adult child who, along with her siblings, had been disinherited from benefitting from her late father’s estate worth in the region of...
    It may come as a surprise but the laws governing Wills date back to 1837. In the last 150 or so years, there have been many changes within...
    A retired senior judge, Mr Lush, has commented today warning about the risks of Powers of Attorney. Whilst his warnings are valid, the concern is...
    Next month (April 2017) sees the introduction of a new inheritance tax allowance that is going to significantly improve the tax position of many...
    A family have won their legal battle to overturn their brother’s Will after it was found that the deceased, David Poole, did not know and approve...
    A woman has won her legal battle to stop her partner’s share in their property passing to his estranged wife.
    Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are becoming more popular as people plan ahead for a time when they may like or need assistance with their...
    On Wednesday, the Chancellor George Osborne announced in the summer budget that a special Inheritance Tax relief for family homes will be...
    The Chancellor announced during the recent Budget that the government will review the uses of deeds of variation as these can currently be used to...
    Last summer we were fortunate enough to see a wonderful array of family heirlooms when we hosted an antique valuation afternoon tea at Crowcombe...
    Recently The Times wrote an article on the subject of unregulated Will-writing, stating that a legal watchdog report has warned that tens of...
    Having heard there would be a change to the law on 1st October governing the distribution of a person’s estate when they have died without a valid...
    With three-quarters of the UK population supporting charities over their lifetime, it’s easy to remember that there is a big difference between...
    Making a Will has never been more important. The “traditional” family unit of Mum, Dad and 2.4 children is now merely one of the myriad of family...
    When thinking of making a Will, most of my clients assume that they can leave their estate to whomever they please and in any fashion they like. ...
    Making a Will is an important part of planning for the future and, for most, is hugely important in ensuring that their family and friends are...