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Common myths about inheritance tax planning

Inheritance tax planning is a crucial aspect of financial management, yet it is often shrouded in misconceptions and myths. Now is an opportune time to...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates

Why everyone needs a will

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to put off important tasks, and writing a will is often one of them. However, having a will is...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates

Clear language is critical in will drafting

Three children have won a share of their father’s £700,000 estate after a hard-fought case that reached the High Court in London. The siblings took...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates

When inheritance plans start leaking

With increasing rates of re-marriage and the resulting blended families, parents need to take action if they wish to protect inheritance for children from a...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates

What is contentious probate?

Contentious probate refers to any disputes about an individual's estate when they are no longer here. This process can be difficult for families and lead...

Lucy Penfold

Associate, Dispute Resolution

Protecting and passing on your digital memories to your loved...

In June, the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) launched a new “Protect your Digital Memories” campaign. The campaign aims to increase awareness and...

Sue Macleod

Senior Associate, Trusts & Estates

Making your wishes clear with a Lasting Power of Attorney

If you are considering making Lasting Powers of Attorney to enable a loved one to help you, we understand that this may feel overwhelming. There...

Yiskah Butcher (pronounced Yish-Kah)

Solicitor, Trusts & Estates

Deadline dispensation but clock keeps ticking for trustees

Trustees who missed the September deadline to comply with the expanded scope of the Trust Registration regime have been thrown a lifeline by HMRC, with...

Jordan Page

Senior Associate, Trusts & Estates
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 1st June 2022

HMRC announces updated approach to clearance process and timeline for...

In its recent Trusts and Estates Newsletter for April 2022, HMRC announced some changes to the processing of IHT 100 forms, which changes the timelines...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates

A royal lesson in keeping things under your hat

A judicial decision has seen the late Duke of Edinburgh’s will sealed for 90 years, and the value of the estate excluded from the grant...

Lucy Penfold

Associate, Dispute Resolution