The new inheritance tax allowance and how it effects you

The Residence Nil Rate Band Allowance What is it? The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) is a new allowance for inheritance tax that came into force on 6th April 2017. It’s an additional inheritance tax free amount that certain individuals can use alongside their existing Nil Rate Band (NRB) allowance. How does it work? At more »

Writing a Will: It’s not as hard as you think

WRITING A WILL: IT’S NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK In my 12+ years as a solicitor I drafted Wills most days. My clients came from all walks of life and came with different personal and financial circumstances. Because I’ve had so much practice at drafting Wills they’re second nature to me. I do though more »

Lasting Powers of Attorney – FAQs

I have recently spoken at a few networking events about Lasting Powers of Attorney and I thought I should put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard!) and go through some of the common questions I am asked and give you my answers.  I hope that it will help you to make an informed decision more »

Girls About Town – Radio Interview on Wills

Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Girls About Town on Swindon 105.5 radio. I was discussing the importance of having a Will in place and came up with some common questions that I am asked by my clients.  You can listen to the interview here.   ARE WILLS ONLY more »

Book Review

Life before Death – what really matters?

Life before Death – what really matters? ATUL GAWANDE – BEING MORTAL Living life to the fullest is important to me.  I have just read “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande.  It raises important issues about life before death.  If you are told you have a terminal illness, how would you cope?  How would your family more »