Leaving a legacy to your disabled child


As a parent of a vulnerable child, it will have crossed your mind  "who will look after my child when I’m gone and how will they cope”. It’s largely inevitable that you will pass before your child,…
A guide to the Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children

A Guide to the Inheritance Rights for Adopted Children


(2 min read) Are you adopted or have you adopted a child? If so it’s important to be clear on your rights and the rights of your adopted children when it comes to inheritance. If…
The Inheritance Tax "V" Probate Conundrum

Catch 22 - The Inheritance Tax “v” Probate conundrum


You have an Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill to pay but you need your bequeathed inheritance to pay it. Before you can receive your Inheritance you need “grant of probate” - you can't get a full…
Planning for dementia

Planning for Dementia


Planning for Dementia?   This is a terrifying thought, but, It is estimated that by 2025 1 million people in the UK could be living with dementia. That’s a daunting statistic that most of us…
Making Provision for Digital Assets in your Will

Making provision for your Digital Assets in your Will


What are digital assets Unfortunately, there is no definitive legislative definition of a “digital asset” in UK law at the moment. However when we refer to “digital assets” we are referring to both personal hardware…

Memorialising a Facebook Account


Making provision for your digital assets in your Will Whilst making provision for your digital assets in your Will, take a moment to think about what you would like to happen to your Facebook account.…
Stepsisters Inheritance feud relies upon a 20th Century Law

Stepsisters Inheritance feud relies upon a 20th Century Law


Stepsisters feud hits the headlines as their claim to Inheritance could rely upon a 20th Century Law. The tragic story of elderly couple John and Ann Scarle who died together at their home in Leigh-on-Sea…

Brexit & Probate - No news one way or another


With Brexit dominating every spare minute in parliament at the moment, no one has been too concerned that the proposed Probate fee increase, scheduled for enforcement in April, has been delayed. Following Mays “mini” reshuffle…
Leave another £25,000 to your descendants Tax Free

You can now leave another £25,000 to your descendants TAX FREE!


From 6th April 2019.. ...the start of the new tax year, the residence nil rate band (RNRB) threshold increases by £25,000 per person, increasing it to £150,000 which can be added to your personal IHT…
Bereaved Families can expect to pay more in Probate fees from April 2019.

Bereaved Families can expect to pay more in Probate fees from April 2019.


PROBATE FEE INCREASE Next month (April 2019) anyone applying for probate in England and Wales may be subject to a new banded fee structure. In the UK when someone dies their assets are frozen until…