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News and articles – Wills and Tax Planning


Jul 2014

Assisted Dying Bill

If the Bill passes into law, this controversial legislation would allow a person who had less than six months to live to request to be given drugs to help them die. The Bill has generated a great deal of impassioned debate.



May 2014

Creating trusts for everyday family situations

For most people, the act of setting up a trust is not something they can see themselves doing. It gives the impression of being the preserve of the rich and famous – something that film stars might do to ensure that their offspring, a gaggle of (possibly undeserving) "trust fund babes", don't come into the money at too young an age.

But for a private client solicitor, a trust is just a useful tool. It can solve some of our clients’ tricky problems and may also reduce their inheritance tax bill.



Apr 2014

Money Matters:  Paying for long term care

Due to our ageing population, it is common place to find clients of a certain age in the position where they can no longer manage in their own home. This can cause difficulties from both an emotional and financial perspective.



Oct 2013

Downton Abbey asks, What happens if you have not made a Will?

Although a meticulous lawyer, the Downton Abbey character, Matthew Crawley, died without leaving a formal will. As a result, Lady Mary was in danger of being left with almost nothing from her husband’s estate.



May 2013

More estates paying inheritance tax

According to a new report by deVere United Kingdom inheritance tax planning is now a top prioriy for individuals, together with retirement planning.


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