• Basic Wills from £150.00
    Basic Wills from £150.00
    Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes. Click the image to read more...
  • We realise that most people haven’t experienced probate before. Probate is the administration of a deceased’s Estate by the appointed “executors” in the Will, usually family members. At an already difficult and emotional time, the complexities of executing a Will and establishing any appropriate Trusts can be an arduous task. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Inheritance Tax is simply a tax on money or possessions you leave behind when you pass on.It can also apply to some “gifts” you make during your lifetime. It is therefore vital that you receive professional Inheritance Tax Advice on your position to minimise the impact and tax paid should the worst happen, ensuring that your loved ones receive as much of your money as possible. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes, unless you write a will. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Often serious illness or accidents strike without warning. Last year, for example, approximately 130000 people suffered strokes. Without a Lasting Power of Attorney being available this is when it becomes difficult... Click the image to the left to read more...

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Thereby hangs a Parliament

With the results of the General Election now available there is no political party with an overall majority. This means a Hung Parliament This will make it difficult for the largest party to implement its manifesto policies. It is therefore reasonable to expect little change in the foreseeable future to either the burden of social […]

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Protect your assets–‘ Now ‘

According to the Conservative Party manifesto for the forthcoming General Election if they get back into government they intend to reform social care. They plan to include the value of your home residence in the assets to assess your ability to pay for care costs. With certain exemptions this is already taken into the calculations […]

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Peace of Mind

Many people I meet on the subject of Wills seek an answer to the nagging thought of what will happen after their death. What will happen to their belongings and assets,who will deal with them,how and who are executors appointed,what about the funeral,can pets be taken care of,is spouse able to continue living in house […]

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Social Care costs

Government’s answer to the rising burden of Social Care appears to be to place the burden fairly and squarely with Local Authorities. They have been allowed to increase Council Tax to meet the cost of providing care in the community for the elderly and infirm. Under the present system if you go into care, owning […]

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So what is RNRB?

Government has introduced a new allowance for Inheritance Tax in addition to the current Nil Rate band of £325,000 per person It is called Residence Nil Rate Band ( RNRB ) Where a person dies on or after 6 April 2017 and leaves the home to direct descendants ( and this includes step-children ) an […]

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A Regular Review

Having written Wills for over a good long period I am now hearing from clients who instructed me years ago. For a whole variety of reasons they need their original Will updated. It can be a change of Executors for example where the originals have died or moved on. Sometimes it is a change of […]

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I already have a Will

The number of times people have said that to me when asked to make a Will. ”I already have one. Made it years ago” How naïve to think that it covers current circumstances or up to date legislation. Any Will should be reviewed at least every three years to ensure it is relevant both as […]

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Live and let die

When the sun shines and life feels good the thought of dying is far from your mind. You feel as though you are going to live for ever. Unfortunately that is not the case as death is inevitable. What is even worse it is unpredictable. Many deaths reported in the press over the last few […]

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Planning for Death

Death is not something we want to consider or plan for. After all we never really believe it will happen to us. It is however inevitable and even worse than that, it is unpredictable. We do plan for the future though. A job, a marriage, a house purchase, children are all parts of a plan for […]

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A Real Investment

If you are cashing in your pension pot under the new legislation and are looking for a real investment then why not try this? Buy a Funeral Plan at todays cost and ensure you have the funeral you wish for at no extra cost whenever you die. Recent 2013 research by the University of Bath […]

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