When is a Will invalid?


An invalid Will could potentially cause chaos for your loved ones at a time when they really don’t need the additional upset, not only that, it could also mean that any wishes you had upon…

How do Estate Planners work with your Financial Advisor?


When it comes to protecting your wealth, your financial advisor and estate planner will work hand in hand to ensure that you can pass down your estate to your heirs in the most efficient way.…

Just Wills and Legal Services announce acquisition of Bradley and Burrells Ltd


Just Wills and Legal Services Ltd (JWALS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bradley and Burrells Ltd and its sister business Willcare UK Ltd, on 17th August 2017. This now brings us to 3…

Executor Nightmares


At first, being asked (trusted) by someone you know to be an executor on their Will can be, in a sense, flattering. It’s a gesture to show the sign of esteem that they hold you…

What is a Home Probate Service?


Are you responsible for distributing an estate of someone who has passed away? Here we've listed what you need to do and your responsibilities. Formally, the term “probate” is the financial and legal process used…

What is Jeremy Corbyn’s Plan for Inheritance Tax?


With the UK General Election looming we take a look at Jeremy Corbyn's  planned changes to the seemingly ever-changing Inheritance Tax.   Currently, married couples or civil partners can pass on an estate of value…
Get ready for the new IHT threshold rules

Inheritance Tax Planning in 2017


The new IHT threshold rules - The long promised changes to the Inheritance Tax threshold in the UK are now beginning to take effect. With such a long lead in, and the level of complexity…
Heather Ilott decision appealed at Supreme Court

Why (and how) did animal charities successfully fight this Will Challenge?


A bitter win for the right to leave your legacy where you wish It’s hard to think of triumph when you look at the case of Heather Ilott, the woman cut out of her mother’s…
Company Lasting Power of Attorney

Guide to Lasting Power of Attorney for Business Owners


What Founders, Company Directors and Stakeholders need to know now Don’t assume that because you and your business partners have ‘an understanding’ of what would happen if one of you was incapacitated, that that understanding…
Does your investment plan include an Estate Plan

Does your Investment Plan include an Estate Plan?


How to plan for your family’s security in any circumstance When you’ve worked a lifetime to create wealth for you and your loved ones, it’s galling to think that much of that work could be…