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How to ease online banking probate headache

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Online banking and asset management creates probate headaches for lawyers and grieving families as they struggle to find bank and investment account details linked to an individual’s estate due to a lack of a paper trail.

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Changes to CGT will hit BTL landlords and second home owners

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The Government announced yesterday a review of Capital Gains Tax which may result in CGT rates becoming aligned to income tax rates. The review is to be conducted by the Office for Tax Simplification with more detail expected in the Autumn Budget.

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Royds Withy King recognised in top ranks of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide

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Chambers High Net Worth

Royds Withy King have achieved top rankings in the 2020 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide, released by Chambers and Partners, the international leading guide to the law (published July 2020).

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Second homeowners, property investors and divorcing spouses to be hit by changes to Capital Gains Tax, warns law firm Royds Withy King

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Second home owners and property investors who sell a property face a stiff new Capital Gains Tax (CGT) regime from 6 April, leaving them just 30 days to settle any tax due instead of the current 22 months.

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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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Royds Withy King recognised in top ranks of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide

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Chambers HNW guide rankings

Royds Withy King have achieved top rankings in the 2019 edition of the Chambers High Net Worth guide, released by Chambers and Partners, the international leading guide to the law (published July 2019).

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Royds Withy King invests in its Private Wealth proposition

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Top law firm, Royds Withy King, continues to invest in its Private Wealth offering by recruiting Stephanie Rees from the world’s leading auction house, Christie’s, as Marketing & BD executive. At Christie’s she held the position of Global Marketing Manager …

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Royds Withy King’s Private Wealth recognised as one of the 2019 eprivateclient Top Law Firms

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We are delighted to announce our firm has been named as a leading private wealth law firm in the UK by leading industry publication, eprivateclient. The online publication, which provides the latest legal news, analysis and trends, surveys over 140 …

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Reformed Tier 1 Investor visa rules could be difficult to meet for some

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High net worth investors looking to live in the UK face a tough new test as the changes to regulations surrounding the Tier 1 Investment visas have now been announced.

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Hike in probate fees is a ‘stealth tax’, says lawyers Royds Withy King

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Grieving families are to be hit with increased probate fees as the Government has given the green light to the controversial hike in new fees on the administration of estates. Probate fees are currently a flat £215 irrespective of the …

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Life Safe® could have prevented investors losing £140m after crypto trader’s death

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The founder, Gerald Cotten, of Canada’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX, has died leaving investors unable to access their digital currencies. Cotten died unexpectedly aged just 30 and apparently was the only person with the passwords needed to access investors’ digital …

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Royds Withy King unveils exclusive Life Safe® legacy management portal

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Law firm Royds Withy King has today announced the launch of Life Safe® – an exclusive legacy management portal which will allow people to keep a secure record of all their important documents, digital assets and treasured possessions in one …

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