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News and articles – Wills and Tax Planning

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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