Wills & Probate

  • Why you must write a will...

    Why you must write a will...

    It seems not a day goes by without a newspaper article on the financial disasters caused by a failure to plan for your death. Today, the Daily Mail features an article about a son who has lost out because a couple have not undertaken some… Read More

  • Public still at risk from unregulated wills

    Public still at risk from unregulated wills

    The Times reports today that too many people are still having their wills prepared by unqualified, uninsured and unregulated ill-writers 180,000 consumers each year may be unprotected if their wills are found to be defective. What many… Read More

  • Worried about care home fees? It pays to plan ahead

    Worried about care home fees? It pays to plan ahead

    In light of recently published figures which suggest that more than 100 elderly people a week are losing their properties to local authorities to pay for their care home fees, funding the cost of care has become cause of worry for many.… Read More

  • Protecting your business with a Lasting Power of Attorney

    Protecting your business with a Lasting Power of Attorney

    If you own and run a thriving business, then its success may depend on you being there and being capable of running it. Many business owners plan for unexpected death through life insurance policies, shareholder agreements and having a… Read More

  • DIY probate – a risky business for some...

    DIY probate – a risky business for some...

    It is tempting to try and do things yourself when the cost of employing a professional is off-putting. This is often the case with probate, with many people opting to do it themselves, sometimes referring to the abundance of free internet… Read More

  • Inheritance tax to hit 44,000 estates next year

    Inheritance tax to hit 44,000 estates next year

    It has been a while since the personal allowance, or ‘nil-rate band’, for Inheritance Tax (IHT) rose. The IHT threshold currently stands at £325,000 for single persons and £650,000 for married couples or civil partners. As property… Read More

  • Lifetime Essentials – fixed-fee wills services

    Lifetime Essentials – fixed-fee wills services

    Whatever your situation or stage of life, you will want to plan for the future, protect your assets and ensure your loved ones are provided for. You want to ensure your estate goes to the people you want it to and your choices and wishes… Read More

  • Step-families and Wills

    Step-families and Wills

    Flexibility is often the key to a successful step-family. But how do you continue to look after all parties when you die? Having a properly drafted will allows you take account of potentially competing interests and look after all… Read More