Protecting & passing on wealth

Publish date

30 January 2024

Here for You – January 2024

Welcome to our first Here for You of 2024. In this edition, we have included a range of articles from across our Wills, Estate & Tax Planning, Probate, Residential Property & Conveyancing and Family teams.

We look at the best way that you can pay school fees for your grandchildren, considerations about leasehold and estate fees when buying a home. In light of Family Mediation Week (22-26 January 2024), two of our expert family mediators look at the issues where mediation can help. We also help to debunk myths around capacity and Lasting Powers of Attorney when it comes to inheritance.

As always, if you have any questions about these or any other topics, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What is the best way to pay school fees for your Grandchildren?

Simon Mitchell, Partner in our Estates, Tax & Succession department, shared his thoughts in an article for Wealden Times.

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What do you need to know about leasehold and estate fees when buying a home?

Matthew Sabine, Partner in our Residential Property & Conveyancing team, answered a reader’s question for Home Style Magazine.

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What issues can family mediation help with?

In support of Family Mediation Week (22 – 26 January 2024), Kirstie Law and Desmond O’Donnell, Partners in our Family team who are also experienced family mediators, share the most common family disputes that they help resolve using mediation.

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Inheritance harvesting: debunking myths around capacity and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Following Sue Mitchell’s recent BBC News story “The homeless handyman and the wealthy widow. Love or something darker”, Una Angus, a Senior Paralegal in our Wills, Estate & Tax Planning Team, explores what families are able do under English law to provide protection to vulnerable relatives.

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