Making an Attorneys life easier

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has issued updated advice for those appointed attorneys for both Property & Financial and Health...

Devil very much in the detail

In an effort to dilute the impact of Inheritance Tax (IHT) the UK Government announced measures that would mean a couple having an...

Return of the 'Dementia Tax'?

The head of the NHS has reportedly re-ignited the debate in respect of the 'dementia tax'. Simon Stevens has said that the cost of care...

HMRC commits to deadline

The HMRC has responded to complaints about responding in a timely manner to decisions on IHT400 forms. To help Personal Representatives...

Keeping the Bailliffs from your door

We've all seen programmes such as The Sherrifs are Coming and Don't Pay We'll Take It Away that show just how distressing small claims...

Unintended Consequences

Mirror Wills are usually very straightforward and if one person dies the other would inherit. However, a recent case heard in the High...

Thanks for Nothing, Partner

Many couples choose not to formalise their relationship either through marriage or civil partnership. Whilst this is a personal choice it...

FCA encouraging online PoA's

In a recent proposal the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recommended that Powers of Attorney should no longer require a 'wet'...

Protecting those we leave behind.

The law of Intestacy in England and Wales can have far reaching effects on those who survive a deceased person. When we decide not to...