Wills and Probate

Corporate Lasting Power Of Attorney

CORPORATE LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY   One in six people will have time off for stress-related illnesses or serious health conditions during their working lives. We are now in a generation where more people are working past the age of…

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Challenging A Will

CHALLENGING A WILL   Dealing with bereavement is difficult and emotions can run high especially if someone has been treated unfairly. We handle a wide range of disputes including: Challenging the validity of a Will Claiming that a Will is…

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Trusts

TRUSTS   A trust is an arrangement where one or more “trustees” are responsible for holding assets such as money, property, shares or investments and looking after them for the benefit of others known as the “beneficiaries”. Trusts can be…

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Probate & Estate Administration

PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION   When a person dies, somebody has to deal with their estate – collecting in their money, property and possessions, paying any debts and then distributing the estate to those entitled to it. The prospect of…

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Inheritance Tax

INHERITANCE TAX   Inheritance Tax (“IHT”) is charged on your assets when you die, if they exceed certain limits. Each person has a “Nil-Rate Band” which is currently set at £325,000.  Any assets exceeding this amount are taxed at 40%.…

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Powers Of Attorney

POWERS OF ATTORNEY   A Power of Attorney is a legal document that lets you (the ‘Donor’) appoint people (your ‘Attorneys’) to make decisions on your behalf. Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) have been replaced by Lasting Powers of Attorney…

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Care Fees

Care Fees   Many of us will be faced with the situation where a loved one becomes too ill to live independently and needs to be looked after by others, either in their own home or in a residential care…

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