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Law firm reaches £500k fundraising milestone for Cash for Kids

Thorntons took its annual Charity Wills Campaign online for 2020 and with the November campaign raising £60,000 for Cash for Kids, it means…


Posted on 30th March 2021

Do you really know who will benefit from your Estate?

As we’ve all been reminded of in the news this week – sometimes families fall out. Whilst most people don’t then go on and have an…


Posted on 11th March 2021

#FreeBritney and what happens when 'I Care a Lot' is not true

Lockdown 2 (or is it now 3?) has certainly increased our viewing of content on streaming platforms and often a theme can develop in…


Posted on 5th March 2021

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

Graeme Dickson of Thorntons’ Private Client team discusses why making a Power of Attorney should be on everyone's New Year resolution list…


Posted on 11th January 2021

Dying without a Will v having a professionally made Will

Everyone should have a Will, no matter what they own, or their family situation. The best way to understand why Wills are so important is…


Posted on 16th November 2020

Over 18? Here's why you should have a Will

The first few years in the world of work are generally exciting times for a young adult.  Whether you’ve just left school and are starting…


Posted on 27th October 2020

Thorntons Charity Wills Campaign goes virtual for 2020

Cash for Kids is set to receive a considerable five figure sum once again this year from Thorntons Solicitors as the beneficiary of the…


Posted on 20th October 2020

How the Title to your property might impact on your Will

In Scotland, where two or more people buy a property together, they should be faced with the decision of whether to include a so-called “…


Posted on 8th September 2020

Solicitors upskill during lockdown

Thorntons has continued to encourage its Private Client team to pursue training and development, as three more solicitors have recently…


Posted on 29th June 2020

The Dangers of DIY Wills

I wrote last week about how Thorntons are helping clients who are looking to arrange their personal affairs, such as the drafting of a Will…


Posted on 14th April 2020

Making a Will and Power of Attorney in the time of Coronavirus

Although these are particularly unprecedented and uncertain times, our key advice regarding Wills and Powers of Attorney remains the same…


Posted on 2nd April 2020

Budget 2020 what is the impact for those of us living in Scotland?

Now that the dust has settled on the Chancellor’s first budget we take a look at what this means for those of us living in Scotland, also…


Posted on 12th March 2020

Entrepreneurs encouraged to consider their personal affairs.

The start of a new year often brings with it resolutions for self-improvement, a desire to make life changes and, for some individuals, the…


Posted on 20th January 2020

Is a Will or Power of Attorney on your 'To do' list for 2020?

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


Posted on 19th December 2019

National Carers Day

Following on from yesterday’s first ever National Power of Attorney day in Scotland, today is National Carers Day. There are many facets of…


Posted on 21st November 2019

Why parents should make a Will

A common worry for many parents is who will look after their children in the event of their untimely passing. Statistics published by the…


Posted on 11th November 2019

Business Relief from Inheritance Tax

In policy terms, Business Relief was introduced to reduce the risk of Inheritance Tax charges resulting in the break up of a viable…


Posted on 4th October 2019

A Will is one of the most important documents anyone can make.

A year after the article ‘The Importance of Having a Will’, following the death of Aretha Franklin and news in the press that she had not…


Posted on 23rd September 2019

Law firm opens its doors for Charity Wills

Thorntons hopes to dispel the myths of writing a Will while raising money for Cash for Kids as the leading law firm launches its annual…


Posted on 29th August 2019

Simultaneous deaths: who inherits in the case of a common calamity?

While dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy, the death of two or more loved ones at the same time can be particularly…


Posted on 29th August 2019

Is ‘Britain’s Most Hated Tax’ due a makeover?

Inheritance Tax (IHT) has been making headlines across the country this month with news of proposed changes to the tax. The HM Treasury ‘…


Posted on 25th July 2019

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