How unspent income from lockdown could cut future tax bills

Internet shopping may have boomed during lockdown, but many people have spent less than usual while forced to stay home, and those with spare money...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates

Sunak empties his purse for a pandemic-beating budget

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the UK’s economic agenda dominated the Chancellor’s 2021 Budget Statement, with support for business and jobs receiving top-line...

James Lamont

Partner, Head of Commercial & Corporate

New Year, new you? Why it might be a good...

There is no denying that 2020 is a year which will go down in history - for many reasons. The global pandemic, Brexit, and the...

Claire Gray

Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates

Soaring fees set deadline for executors and estate planning

Controversial court fees which have been branded a stealth tax on bereaved families are expected to prompt a surge in probate applications before the hike...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates
Dispute Resolution | 9th July 2018

Inheritance Act Claims – an application delayed is often an...

Following a death, it is possible for a claim to be made against the deceased’s estate on the basis that the distribution of their estate...

Paul Grimwood

Partner & Accredited Mediator
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 28th March 2018

Inheritance tax planning: a little each year…

A major UK newspaper reported on the recent results of a survey that was carried out to establish the public’s understanding of Inheritance Tax (‘’IHT’’)...

Jordan Page

Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 27th June 2017

Understanding Inheritance Tax – The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB)

Even though we all believed it would be abandoned, the RNRB is now very much with us and we are left struggling to apply it...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 15th March 2017

While all eyes were on the Chancellor’s red budget briefcase

On the 6th of March, when most of us (if we were thinking about it at all) were wondering what the Spring Budget (which took...

Sara McGrigor

Associate, Trusts & Estates
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 21st July 2016

Brexit: Probate Court Fees

For we private client lawyers, the appointment of a new Chancellor of the Exchequer always comes with a certain amount of nervousness. How will the...

Paul Tobias

Consultant, Trusts & Estates
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 26th May 2016

The devilish detail on inheritance tax

By inheritance specialist Emily Wiggins with Hart Brown Solicitors When Chancellor George Osborne announced significant changes to inheritance tax (IHT) in last summer’s Budget speech,...

Emily Wiggins

Consultant, Trusts & Estates