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Gifting money to relatives at Christmas time

Gifting money to relatives at Christmas time

Britons thinking of gifting money to their relatives at Christmas time are being urged to consider the implications of Inheritance Tax (IHT).

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December 15, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Politician calls for assurances on domestic violence support

Politician calls for assurances on domestic violence support

  An MP has urged the Government to ensure that the victims of domestic violence are given proper support.

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December 14, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Efforts to raise awareness of the benefits of legacy giving

Efforts to raise awareness of the benefits of legacy giving

In recent days, MPs and charity bodies have been trying to raise awareness of the benefits of individuals leaving behind charitable legacies in their Wills.

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December 12, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

The importance of Wills for cohabiting couples

The importance of Wills for cohabiting couples

Cohabiting couples are being urged to consider the importance of Wills as part of Cohabitation Awareness Week.

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December 4, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Unmarried woman wins legal fight

Unmarried woman wins legal fight

A lady who went to court in an attempt to secure greater rights for unmarried men and women has won her legal battle.

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November 30, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Revised forecast suggests more families will be hit by Inheritance Tax

Revised forecast suggests more families will be hit by Inheritance Tax

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revised its Inheritance Tax (IHT) forecasts in a new report published alongside the Autumn Budget last week.

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November 27, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Resolution pushes to raise awareness of cohabitation laws

Resolution pushes to raise awareness of cohabitation laws

Family law association Resolution is preparing to hold a Cohabitation Awareness Week.

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November 22, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Electronic Wills consultation fails to address key issues, says ILM

Electronic Wills consultation fails to address key issues, says ILM

The Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) has voiced concerns that a recent consultation into updating Wills legislation for the digital age has failed to address the “considerable” impact that modern technology is already having on Will-writing.

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November 17, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client

Warning that family law must not be overlooked by Brexit negotiators

Warning that family law must not be overlooked by Brexit negotiators

Three of Britain’s biggest family law organisations have warned that the lack of progress in Brexit talks could leave tens of thousands of families facing considerable uncertainty.

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November 16, 2017
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Often-overlooked tips for reducing Inheritance Tax

Often-overlooked tips for reducing Inheritance Tax

Britons are being advised to take note of the often-overlooked Inheritance Tax (IHT) exemptions and allowances available to them when it comes to gifting money, or passing down estates in their Wills.

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November 13, 2017
Posted in Blog, Private Client