Could the Courts overturn your Will?

Can the Courts Overturn Your Will?


Are you worried that your will may not be safe? The recent ruling in the case of Melita Jackson - who disinherited her daughter in favour of several animal charities, only for her wishes to…
Inheritance Tax Case Studies

Inheritance Tax: Client Case Studies


The laws governing Inheritance Tax can be tricky to negotiate without expert advice Here are some of the common scenarios we come across in our daily business*: Zoe and Jack – ‘Common Law’ Spouses: Zoe…

Do you trust your Spouse? Then get a Lasting Power of Attorney


If you were in a coma, who would you want making decisions about your care – or even whether to let you live or die? Your other half, or a complete stranger? If you suffered…
Common Law Marriage and Other Myths

Common Law Marriage, the Unicorn and other myths


Common Law Marriage – one of the most persistent and most damaging myths there is when it comes to planning for your family. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as ‘Common Law…

5 Intestacy Nightmares You Can Avoid


Are you leaving behind an intestacy nightmare for your family? There are so many myths, rumours and misapprehensions surrounding Intestacy Law that it’s no wonder thousands are surprised every year when their closest loved ones…

The 7 Year Rule: Inheritance Tax and Lifetime Gifts


Even if you are aware of the Seven Year Rule, you may still be mistaking your exposure without expert advice. Inheritance Tax has been in the news this month with the changes to allowances announced…

What you need to know about new Inheritance Tax rules from April 2017


Inheritance Tax rules are set to change from April 2017, but what do you need to know to protect your estate now? Inheritance Tax (IHT) is a tax that affects almost everybody. Also known as…

Care Home Fees and the Recent Announcement


The much heralded new ideas on social care funding were heavily trailed over the weekend andannounced late on Monday. Apparently the delay in making the announcement was due to some last minute wrangling over how…