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What are the STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) provisions and why are they needed in your Will?

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When you make a Will, for it to be accurate and unambiguous and ‘fit for purpose’, it is necessary for specific wording to be contained within. This wording may seem, to the layperson, like legalese, but it’s key to the Will being...

What Are the Tax Rules When Giving a Gift at Christmas?

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The giving season is quickly approaching, and it is a time where family members want to give money and other gifts to their loved ones. Although it’s not the most festive of topics, understanding the tax rules when it comes to giving gifts can be very...

What are the dangers of DIY wills?

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A recent case has emphasised the potential issues and pitfalls that can arise from homemade DIY wills as there are no lawyers involved in the Will drafting process. In the case of Henrietta Ingram & Anor v Simon Timothy Abraham & Anor, Joanne...

Why do I need a solicitor to draft my Lasting Powers of Attorney?

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For many, we plan for our future through the making of a Will, which essentially makes clear your wishes for your estate when you die. However, oftentimes very little consideration is given to the planning for the future for your needs when you are...

What is the Grant of Probate?

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When a loved one dies there is often much admin to be done and dealing with Probate can be a time-consuming and confusing process, especially at a time when you and your family will be grieving your loss. Of the many administrative tasks to be completed,...