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When to remove a Personal Representative

2019-03-13T20:12:04+00:00April 15th, 2016|General Interest, Updates|

Before answering the question itself, it should be explained that a Personal Representative (PR) is someone who is dealing with a deceased person’s estate. The term covers both executors (who are named and appointed in the Will) and administrators (who deal with the estate if there is no Will or no appointment was made). [...]

The new family home allowance for Inheritance Tax

2019-03-15T16:43:57+00:00July 15th, 2015|News, Updates|

We wrote an article last month talking about the how the Conservative Government planned to introduce a secondary ‘family home’ allowance for Inheritance Tax (IHT). Following the Budget last Wednesday, George Osborne set out how this might work as part and parcel of his five year plan ‘to keep moving us from a low [...]

Inheritance Tax threshold to increase to £1m…?

2019-03-15T16:49:04+00:00June 3rd, 2015|News, Updates|

Now that the Conservatives have formed a government, what’s next for their planned inheritance tax shake up? During the election campaign, you’ll remember the Tory’s promise to remove family homes worth up to £1m from Inheritance Tax, but what does this really mean and how is it proposed to work? The way Inheritance Tax [...]

When is a Lasting Power of Attorney legally created?

2019-03-18T10:12:41+00:00August 18th, 2014|News, Updates|

In the very recent case of N & S v E & M (2014), the Court of Protection (the Court in England and Wales which has jurisdiction over the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves) has ruled that a Lasting Power of Attorney is only legally [...]