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Record £62k sum raised for Cash for Kids

Scotland’s leading full service law firm Thorntons has donated £62,000 to Cash for Kids through its annual…


Posted on 15th February 2019

A Matter of Trust.

A Trust is a way of managing assets, such as property, investments or money.  It is an oft-quoted misnomer that they are the…


Posted on 17th January 2019

“I can’t tell where the journey will end” – Avicci

December 2018 saw news emerge of how the estimated $25M fortune of dance music legend Avicci (real name Tim Bergling) was to…


Posted on 17th January 2019

Funding the cost of care.

Increasingly, clients are approaching us expressing their concerns about protecting their capital from potential…


Posted on 17th January 2019

Technology and succession planning – What will happen to your digital estate?

For the vast majority of the population our lives are increasingly consumed by digital technology, social media and the…


Posted on 17th January 2019

Is a Will or Power of Attorney on your 'To do' list for 2019?

At this time of year, it can feel like life is one very long ‘to do’ list. Christmas shopping, cooking, baking, wrapping,…


Posted on 21st December 2018

How grandparents can help grandchildren with nursery, school or higher education costs in a tax efficient way

Having a family can be costly, so preparing early for future educational costs should be carefully considered. Recent…


Posted on 12th December 2018

The use of Personal Injury Trusts

Trusts can have a variety of uses and benefits and are not just for the wealthy.  If you are receiving a sizeable sum…


Posted on 16th November 2018

Dealing with your affairs after a diagnosis of Dementia.

September is World Alzheimers month, with 21st September being globally recognised as the day in which Alzheimers…


Posted on 20th September 2018

Thorntons starts taking calls as it launches Charity Wills Month

Getting on the property ladder, starting a new career or having children are all key life milestones, but…


Posted on 5th September 2018

Why is having a Will so important?

As the sad news was unfolding of the death of Aretha Franklin, the private client solicitor in me did wonder might…


Posted on 29th August 2018

Cryptocurrency - Inheritance of my ‘Wallet’

Scotland has its own digital currency (the Scotcoin – which was launched back in 2013), and given the increasing awareness…


Posted on 28th August 2018

Can a text message be a valid Will?

This week, a French Court in the city of Metz ruled that a text message could not be regarded as a valid Will.…


Posted on 22nd August 2018

Do you have a professionally drafted Will?

Why make a Will?

Statistics…


Posted on 20th August 2018

Valuing Goods and Chattels

How many of us know the value of our household goods and personal effects?  How many of us simply estimate the contents…


Posted on 3rd August 2018

What we will see in the 2018 Budget… Maybe!

Earlier this month, the Treasury published draft…


Posted on 18th July 2018

Funeral Instructions; let your wishes be known

Prepaid funeral plans have featured heavily in the Press in recent weeks, prompting many individuals to consider…


Posted on 6th July 2018

Til death do us part

This month will host one of the most anticipated weddings this year, the wedding of HRH Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.…


Posted on 17th May 2018

Johnny Hallyday – A Family at War - Who’s right is it anyway?

The eldest children of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who died in December last year, have sought a court order in France…


Posted on 15th May 2018

Inheritance Tax and The Increased Residence Nil Rate Band

The beginning of the new tax year on 6th April 2018 also marks an increase in the Residence…


Posted on 6th April 2018

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