WHY WRITING WILLS MAKES ME SO HAPPY! I’d forgive you for thinking I’m a bit strange – but I do enjoy writing Wills for my clients.  It makes me happy and puts a smile on my face.  I get even more excited in the moment after I’ve witnessed them signing their Wills when I more »

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Have Will, will travel!

AN ESSENTIAL ITEM TO ADD TO YOUR HOLIDAY CHECKLIST – HAVE YOU GOT A VALID WILL? Picture the scene: you’re packing for your holiday. You’re excited and can’t wait to get away from it all. Your sojurn in the sun, sightseeing in the city or swooshing down the slopes is almost upon you. It’s quality more »

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 »