Wills, Covid-19 & Social Distancing

Wills, Covid-19 & Social Distancing

Whilst it is not something that most of us would like to think about, the Covid 19 situation has brought into sharp focus the need to think about succession planning and prepare a will and lasting powers of attorney. The Sunday Times on 22 March 2020 reported that law...
Dying Just Became More Expensive

Dying Just Became More Expensive

The Government has announced that, with effect from April 2019, the Court fees for obtaining Probate could cost up to £6,000, whereas the current fee is less than 5% of this amount. What is Probate? When someone passes away the Executors named in the Will or, where...
Death in the Digital Age

Death in the Digital Age

The world is becoming more digitised and inter-connected as information and communication becomes more accessible and simpler to manage. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and iTunes, amongst others, allow us to access, share and store messages,...
Ken Dodd: A shrewd tax planner?

Ken Dodd: A shrewd tax planner?

The death of beloved comedian, Ken Dodd, last week has shone a light on the Inheritance Tax rules and the importance of planning your estate correctly. The late comedian married his long-term partner of over 40 years just two days before his death and it is thought he...