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13 Oct, 2017

When Is Private Parking Fine

“Don’t worry it was a private car park they cannot enforce a parking ticket, just bin it!”

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13 Oct, 2017

Digital Wills For The Digital Age?

Brisbane Supreme Court ruled this week that a draft and unsent text message detailing how a man wanted his estate to be divided on his death was a valid Will.

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27 Sep, 2017

Why parents should make a Will

For many parents, a common worry is who will look after their children in the event of their untimely passing.

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12 Sep, 2017

Family Disputes – the inheritance a family doesn’t want…

A commonly held belief is that a person can give their worldly assets away on death to whoever they like. Sadly the law makes it more complicated.

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12 Sep, 2017

The Gift That Keeps On Giving?

Last month Macmillan Cancer Support's latest accounts were published and show that income from legacies left to the charity in individual’s Wills has risen by more than 20% from £64 million in 2015 to £77 million in 2016.

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28 Aug, 2017

Dying without a Will v having a professionally made Will

Everyone should have a Will no matter what they own or their family situation.

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22 Aug, 2017

Has Bruce Forsyth avoided inheritance tax by leaving his entire fortune to wife Wilnelia?

It has been reported that the late Sir Bruce Forsyth has left his £17 million fortune to his wife, Lady Wilnelia and as a result his estate will not be liable to pay any inheritance tax.

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08 Aug, 2017

Planning for Funeral Costs

This morning there are reports that the Scottish Government intends to take steps to assist people struggling to pay for funeral costs.

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19 Jun, 2017

Rights of Succession for Cohabitees

The most recent figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on families and households in the UK show that cohabiting couple families were the fastest growing family type between 1996 and 2016, increasing by more than 50% from 1.5 million families to 3.3 million families.

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18 May, 2017

How the Title to your property might impact on your Will

In Scotland, where two or more people purchase a property together, they should be faced with the decision of whether to include a so-called “Survivorship Destination” or not. It is surprising how many property owners do not know how their title and interest in the property is held.

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