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01 Mar, 2017

Self Injury Awareness Day

Self injury or self harm is a topic that has generated a lot of public myths over the years

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15 Feb, 2017

Deed of Variation

A couple of years ago, it looked like the demise of Deeds of Variation was on the cards following the Chancellor of the time, triggering a review into their use. But two years on, the Treasury is yet to act.

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12 Jan, 2017

Why making a Power of Attorney should be one of your New Year’s Resolutions

Graeme Dickson, solicitor in Thorntons Private Client team discusses why making a Power of Attorney should be on everyone's New Year resolution list.

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10 Jan, 2017

How a change in circumstances can affect your Will

Sir Mick Jagger has led a Rock and Roll life style for over 50 years with his life regularly being documented in the press. Whether it is about his career, lifestyle or latest romantic relationship, the tabloids never fail to provide the gossip.

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16 Dec, 2016

The Benefits of Gifting

At this time of year, gifting for Christmas is a priority but gifting throughout the tax year could mean significant Inheritance Tax savings for you and your family.

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02 Dec, 2016

The Budget and Beyond...

Last week Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Statement to the House of Commons since he replaced George Osborne as Chancellor of the Exchequer following the now infamous Brexit resignations.

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01 Dec, 2016

Concerned about the cost of care?

While only around 1 in 4 of us will require to go into residential or nursing care, many of us are concerned about the cost of care as we get older.

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31 Oct, 2016

Major Succession Changes Could Have a Big Impact

1 November 2016 will see the first major reform of the law of succession in Scotland for more than 50 years when the terms of the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 come fully into force.

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14 Oct, 2016

The Importance of a Power of Attorney

The Paralympics last month not only highlighted superhuman efforts by a huge number of people living with a wide range of disabilities, but in listening to the backgrounds of just a small cross section of the Paralympic athletes, it made it clear that life is very unpredictable.

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10 Oct, 2016

All you need is love?

The content of a Will can sometimes cause disputes between families, particularly if family members are disinherited, as was the case with the Will of Sir George Martin.

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