Making provision for your Digital Assets in your Will
5th Aug 2019
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
30th Jul 2019
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
1st Jul 2019
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
26th May 2019
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…
You can now leave another £25,000 to your descendants TAX FREE!
29th Mar 2019
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.
1st Mar 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…
Digital meets Probate
28th Jan 2019
Online Probate application service launches across England & Wales Finally, the antiquated cogs of HM courts seem to be edging gently towards the 21st Century this month with the launch of a digital service allowing…
Christmas gifts over £250 may incur Inheritance Tax! Here’s what you need to know.
12th Dec 2018
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 new “stealth tax” announced in the form of probate fees.
6th Nov 2018
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? 7 crucial things you need to know!
30th Oct 2018
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…