Christmas gifts over £250 may incur Inheritance Tax! Here’s what you need to know.


5 Christmas Gifts you can give this year – Inheritance Tax-Free   With Christmas just around the corner, you may be pondering what gifts you can give your spouse, children and grandchildren. To your spouse…
Extortionate stealth tax announced in the form of Probate Fees

Extortionate new “stealth tax” announced in the form of probate fees.


BREAKING NEWS: Extortionate new “stealth tax” announced in the form of probate fees. Last night the Ministry of Justice unveiled plans to change the way probate is charged which could see relatives paying as much…
Asked to be Power of Attorney? Here are 7 crucial things you need to know.

Asked to be Power of Attorney? 7 crucial things you need to know!


Asked to be Power of Attorney? 7 crucial things you need to know! A Power of Attorney is a legal document where someone gives the right to other(s) to make decisions on their behalf should…
What is Power of Attorney and which is right is right for me

What is a Power of Attorney and which is right for me.


A Power of Attorney is a legal document where someone gives the right to other(s) to make decisions on their behalf should they lose “mental capacity”. Mental capacity refers to a person’s ability to be…
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…

Property Ownership and your rights


How you own your home with your partner or spouse can have major implications for you when they die. In the UK there are two ways in which you can buy a property or a…

Living together & bereavement – do you have any rights?


Many believe that if they live together long enough, they become married in ‘common law’. This is not the case. So what happens if you are not married or in a civil partnership, and your…
Common Law Spouses - do you have any rights?

Common Law Marriage and Bereavement - Three True Stories


Common Law Spouses – do you have any rights? 3 true case studies According to the Office for National Statistics 2017 cohabiting couple families are growing the fastest. However the laws of Intestacy haven’t caught…

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,…
Estate planning for business owners

What happens if your Business Partner dies?


Essential Estate Planning for Company Owners In the early days of growing your business – or even the middle days – succession planning might be way down your list of priorities. But if your co-founder…