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22 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Private Client, Technology & media

HMRC updated guidance on situs of crypto-assets

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About a decade or so ago, a new way of exchanging value was born. It would be generically termed “ cryptocurrency” and the first hatchling was called Bitcoin.

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I leave all my assets to my spouse, and all my data to be managed by…?

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Life used to be so simple. A person would die and their house, bank accounts and shares were all easily identifiable. The house would contain drawers of private letters and photographs, all dealt with by the Executors of the Will. But now, a person dies receiving hardly any hard copy post. Their life is charted in the on-line ether. A whole life is recorded in Facebook check-ins, Instagram images, Tick Tok videos, and banging playlists.

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15 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client

A legal guide to organ donation in the UK

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Dying Matters Organ Donation

Organ donation is an emotionally charged topic. On the one hand it is impossible to separate it from the grief and sadness that comes with a person’s death. On the other, it provides a unique opportunity to save someones life, and can allow something positive to exist in its place by giving comfort to those who have lost a loved one.

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31 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Private Wealth

No contents insurance – what if the nanny takes a tumble?

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No matter how much your house is worth, most people will have buildings insurance as it’s generally a requirement of most mortgage lenders. But it’s a little known fact that not buying contents insurance for your property is getting some wealthy individuals who employ staff on their properties into hot water.

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18 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client, Private Wealth

What to do if you’re an executor of an estate involving cryptocurrencies…

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cryptocurrency

As people look for alternative ways to invest their money there are increasing numbers of estates which include digital currencies. However there are several issues that can arise, which can make dealing with their administration complex, time consuming and in some cases can mean that the asset is lost in its entirety. 

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6 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Wealth

A new way to manage your wealth and legacy

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Francois Louw and Life Safe

In a world where technology is rapidly changing, and wealth and assets are becoming increasingly fragmented and difficult to define, managing your legacy and understanding the value of your family’s assets is not simple. Specialist Mandy Casavant discusses the importance of making sure your family know the value of your collections and assets, and how our unique Life Safe portal can help you do this.

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Your digital legacy – what will happen to it when you die?

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Digital legacy

Where would we all be without technology? Look at your own daily life from waking to bedtime. Social media, PayPal and online banking, downloaded music catalogues, eBay, Amazon, email accounts, mobile phones, electronic address books… it’s endless. But what would happen if you were to die? Have you given any thought to your digital legacy?

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14 December 2016 0 Comments Posted in News, Private Client

Royds Withy King raises over £6.5k for Prospect Hospice

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Private client lawyers at the Swindon and Marlborough offices of Royds Withy King have raised £6,625 for Prospect Hospice through the annual ‘Make a Will Month’ campaign.

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26 April 2016 0 Comments Posted in Private Client

Private Client team raises £7.5k for Prospect Hospice

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Our private client team in Swindon and Marlborough raised £7,512 for Prospect Hospice during its most recent ‘Make A Will Month’ by waiving their usual fees in exchange for a charitable donation.

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Tax planning or tax avoidance? Deeds of variation under review

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In his pre-election budget of April 2015, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the Government will review the ongoing availability of deeds of variation. A consultation was consequently launched, which could potentially lead to significant changes to inheritance tax mitigation.

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10 February 2015 0 Comments Posted in News, News, Events & Opinion

Withy King raises over £9k for Prospect Hospice

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The private client team at Swindon-based law firm Withy King raised over £9,000 for Prospect Hospice during its most recent ‘Make A Will Month’ by waiving their usual fees in exchange for a charitable donation. Withy King, which incorporates Lemon …

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24 October 2014 0 Comments Posted in News

Will-making services in aid of Prospect Hospice

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We are delighted to support Swindon-based Prospect Hospice’s “Make a Will Month” initiative, for the third year this November. We are offering people the chance to use our professional estate planning and Will drafting services in exchange for a donation to …

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