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To apply or not to apply to the Court of Protection?

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Power of Attorney

That is the question… which many Attorneys should be asking themselves when spending a Donor’s money, and a question many advisers should be aware needs to be asked.

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Is it time to review a lockdown Will?

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One area where there has been much debate in the legal sector over the past few months is in relation to the preparation and execution of Wills. Many firms saw a huge increase in demand for will instructions in March and April and it is inevitable that there will also have been an increase in the number of Wills that were made at home, without professional assistance.

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Frontline carers exempt from inheritance tax

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Doctor

The families of frontline carers are to be exempt from inheritance tax should they die as a result of Covid-19 through the course of their work thanks to an exemption to legislation first created for serving personnel and emergency services.

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The valuable domicile election – don’t miss out

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valuable domicile election

Domicile is the keystone to inheritance tax (‘IHT’). Where a married couple or registered civil partners are both UK domiciled or both non-UK domiciled, the full spousal exemption applies.

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Why now is a good time to consider lifetime tax planning with gifts

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Quotable shares

With the FTSE 100 down by around 20% on the start of the year, the current situation presents valuable opportunities for lifetime tax planning.

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Is your LPA fit for purpose?

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Lasting Power of Attorney

Mollie Sturgess-Webb examines issues around Lasting Powers of Attorney and measures you need to take to make sure donors’ financial affairs can be fully looked after.

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9 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client, Private Wealth

Planning and creating a Will during coronavirus lockdown – your questions answered

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Will writing

The demand for Wills is, understandably, high. However, the requirement for two independent witnesses is proving challenging when the country is in lockdown. The Law Society and the Ministry of Justice are discussing ways to make the signing of Wills and powers of attorney easier and quicker.

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24 March 2020 2 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client, Private Wealth

Will witnesses during the Coronavirus – does the requirement need to be waived to save time?

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As Coronavirus cases increase so does, understandably, the demand for will services. But, as self-isolation and social distancing requirements are raised, how is the way in which wills can be witnessed and processed likely to change? Should we be looking to the government to bring in new legislation to mirror the process of wills for those in the armed forces or merchant seamen at sea?

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Is Entrepreneurs’ Relief really ‘at risk’? What to expect from today’s budget…

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The issue of whether entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) will be scrapped in the Budget remains on the agenda, but you need to act now, says Iain Butler, a Corporate Partner in our Private Wealth team.

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15 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Events, Private Wealth

Private Wealth Inspiration Event

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Join us for an Inspirational discussion with Giles English – Founder of Bremont Watches

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5 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Wealth

What does the General Election mean for your pocket?

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The country is facing its first December General Election since the 1920s. But which party will play Scrooge to the other’s Santa this Christmas?

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6 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Wealth

Wasting assets and tax – there’s nothing to wine about!

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Wine bottles private wealth

Hawksmoor’s recent error – accidentally serving a £4,500 bottle of wine instead of a £260 bottle of the same vintage – wasn’t ideal for the restaurant. But if a similar mistake had been made by a wine investor, he or she might have lost out on a tax-efficient return

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