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Tax exempt gifts at Christmas

Christmas is a time when friends and family come together and often swap presents between loved...

Seeing my child at Christmas

Turkey – check! Mince pies – check! Crackers – check! Presents – check! ...

Pets and divorce: should you make a PetNup?

I had never really considered myself a dog person having been brought up with a series of cats...

Good news for those left out of will!

If you were financially dependent on someone who has died or are their spouse, former spouse,...

The bank of mum and dad: The tax implications

First-time house buyers are reported to be increasingly turning to the bank of mum and dad to help...

What is business property relief?

Currently, Inheritance Tax is paid at 40% on a deceased’s estate which exceeds the Tax...

Divorce and the family-owned business

Getting divorced can be a difficult process, but it can become even more complicated when there...

Are prenuptial agreements legally binding in the UK?

Unlike many jurisdictions across the globe, prenuptial agreements are still not legally binding...

If I lose capacity, who will manage my affairs?

  If you lose capacity and you have not appointed an attorney under a Lasting Power of...

Have you considered Inheritance Tax planning?

I am sure that you will be familiar with the popular quote “the only two certainties in...

Equality for LGBTQ+ families when someone passes away

As it is Pride Month, I thought what better time to reflect on the laws that have come into force...

The LGBTQ+ community and the Family Courts

We have come a long way in the Family Courts in recognising all members of our community when...

The dangers of a DIY will

Why would you instruct a lawyer to write your will when you can just write your own?  You...

Common law husband and wife - true or false?

Is it true that after 7 years of living together you become ‘common law husband and wife? ...

Covid-19 and contact between children and separated parents

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has been clear that children under the...

Brexit and Beyond - Family Law

In a world where a pandemic has turned everything on its head, you would be forgiven for thinking...

What does Brexit mean for my will?

Let’s talk about Brexit. I, for one, did not think I would be happy to talk about...

Top tips for acting as an attorney during COVID-19

Attorneys and deputies manage the affairs for someone else, often when they lack the mental...

Remote witnessing of wills during COVID-19

Times have changed since the Wills Act came in during the late 1800s and, in particular, during...
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