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DIY Wills whats the danger?

2019-03-15T16:32:38+00:00September 16th, 2015|

There seem to be an increasing number of “at home” or DIY Will Kits available – they are on the shelves of most stationary stores and some mortgage and life insurance companies even send one to new customers with their policies. So, what’s the harm in DIY Wills? Isn’t it just as good as [...]

Inheritance Tax threshold to increase to £1m…?

2020-04-03T15:23:41+01:00June 3rd, 2015|

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?

2020-04-03T15:14:26+01:00August 18th, 2014|

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 [...]