The Ministry of Justice has said the extension will give vulnerable clients ‘peace of mind’ that their wills will be validly executed and reassure those who will need to use the provision to ensure their wishes are legally recognised.
Now is the ideal time to look at estate and tax planning. Nicola Plant, our head of Private Client, explains why in this piece.
Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about making a will. Although these FAQs highlight some key issues relating to wills, they are not comprehensive and the answers should not be treated as a substitute for seeking professional advice on a specific issue. Civil partners and registered civil partnerships are included in all references to husbands, wives and marriage.
A recent High Court judgement has highlighted the importance of ensuring that great care and attention to detail is taken when drawing up a will which includes legacy gifts to charities, as this article explores.
Capacity is the ability to make a decision for oneself.
Budget 2020 saw amendments to Entrepreneurs' Relief (ER), which were widely expected. ER reduces the rate of capital gains tax (CGT) on disposals of certain business assets from 20% to 10%, subject to a lifetime limit. Before the Budget the lifetime limit
Any lawyer will tell you that it is always sensible to have a will.
Thomson Snell & Passmore has responded to the Law Commission’s consultation on the law of wills.
Q. We want to help our 20 year old daughter buy her first flat, but we’re worried about putting such a valuable asset directly in her name. Is there anything we can do to protect the property until she’s a bit older?
P was involved in a road traffic accident in 2001 when she was just six years old. As a result of the accident, P suffered a severe brain injury.
P made a remarkable recovery from her injuries, but has been left with some cognitive deficits. She struggles with organisation, budgeting and planning. She can be very impulsive and disinhibited. She also suffers from fatigue.
The decision of Mr Justice Charles in the case of Staffordshire County Council v SRK  EWCOP 27 has impacted on the practices and responsibilities of professional Deputies in cases where there is a substantial and privately funded care regime. This article addresses the key facts and the impact this will have on deputies and the Court.
It is increasingly difficult to save for a deposit whilst paying rent and outgoings on a rented property. Lenders are now far more cautious about how much they will lend and who they will lend it to. As a result parents are regularly stepping in to help out their children to purchase a property.
Desmond O'Donnell, senior associate from our family department speak with Spear's about pre-nuptial agreements for wealthy families.
Giving away shares in the family company
We are pleased to receive, for another year, the accolade from eprivateclient of being listed as one of the Top 25 Law Firms in the UK.
We answer frequently asked questions regarding the Rehabilitation Code including it's purpose along with what the code states and how to code will help someone with a brain injury.