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5 Reasons to Put Lasting Powers of Attorney in Place

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A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you to appoint attorneys to make decisions on behalf of you, in the event that you lose mental capacity and cannot make the decision yourself. There are two different types of Lasting Powers of...

What is a Predatory Marriage?

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I recently attended a Vulnerability Conference and heard Daphne Franks telling her story about her wonderful mother Joan, who sadly passed away in March 2016. In short, Daphne’s mother Joan had severe vascular dementia and only when her mother passed...

Do I need to register my Trust with HMRC?

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Most Trusts must be registered with HMRC to ensure that the Trustees, and the Trust itself, are complying with anti-money laundering regulations. In this blog we focus on the registration of non-taxable Trusts , which is a Trust that has...

Six reasons why it is important for young people to have a Will

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Although it is important for everyone to make sure that they have a Will in place, a Will has been stereotyped as something for ‘older people’ and is often not something that young people think about putting in place. Here are six reasons why it...

What is a Codicil?

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Why a codicil may be a better way of updating your Will rather than making a new Will from scratch. A codicil is a document that modifies a previously executed Will. It is typically used to make small changes to a Will, such as adding or removing a...

When probate goes wrong and what you can do to prevent it

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The Probate process may seem straightforward, but that does not mean that it is not without its pitfalls, and it is very easy for things to go wrong. In this blog we do not intend to talk about claims against estates or disagreements between beneficiaries...