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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
The enforced lockdown brought about by COVID-19 has meant a drastic change in the way business is carried out. One practical impact of isolation is that it has become less convenient to have contracts and agreements printed ...
Wrigleys Solicitors
We increasingly use the term "blended family". A blended family is where parents have had children from a previous relationship but all the family members come together as one family unit.
Taylor Vinters
Making or refreshing a Will has quickly become a priority as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Ian Bond, Chair of the Law Society's Wills and equity committee...
Withers LLP
Losing mental capacity can be devastating for you and for your loved ones. Statistics show that the 85+ age group...
Ocorian
In a continent still heavily influenced by traditional values and customs, succession planning is not a priority in many African societies.
Withers LLP
A shorter version of this commentary was published by the Financial Times on 31 March 2020 can be found here.
Wrigleys Solicitors
Research shows that around two thirds of the adult population in the UK do not have a Will, and there will be many reasons for this, but one of the main reasons is that people do not like to think
Withers LLP
Judgment has recently been handed down by the Court in Draguignan, Provence, in the estate of Lady Wendy Blake, settling a dispute between Lady Blake's children,...
Withers LLP
Looking to reduce the inheritance tax (‘IHT') that will be payable on your death is a sensible part of your overall estate planning, and giving away your property during your...
Withers LLP
Ahead of a marriage, it is important to think about your longer term needs, particularly if you have inheritance or other assets to consider.
Withers LLP
One of the more unusual rules in the Court of Protection (as opposed to litigation in other courts) is that where an application concerns a person's property...
Withers LLP
This article was originally published in December 2019 for the Trusts & Trustees Journal (Vol 25, No 10, pp 1025-1032), under the title ‘To reserve or not to reserve? That is the question – Part I'.
Withers LLP
In the recent case of Kelly v Brennan, Master Shuman rectified an error in a Will which would otherwise have resulted in a windfall of around £67,000 each for a niece and four nephews.
Taylor Vinters
We understand it can be difficult to find the time to make a Will, even though it's something you intend to get round to.
Withers LLP
Ali v Taj is the story of a remarkable estate, and a cautionary tale for executors. It was sworn for probate in 2008 at £8.7 million (net).
Withers LLP
Being alive has legal consequences. So too does death. When someone goes missing (in addition to the emotional trauma) a legal vacuum occurs.
Hewitsons LLP
understand that the rules for inheritance tax have changed. My father has recently passed away, he bequeathed his home to me and it has been valued at £450,000.
Wrigleys Solicitors
The last year or so has seen a number of changes for the Probate Registry with the closure of some sub-registries, the threat of more closures, a new computer system and the possible...
Wrigleys Solicitors
Good news for those who will potentially inherit more, but, the reality is that the Government rules rarely operate in the way people expect.
Hewitsons LLP
When Sarah Weisz's husband died, his Will gave her only his share in their matrimonial home, and that was subject to a mortgage.
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