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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

Harper Lee – A Lack of Trust?

It was reported recently that the Will of the late author Harper Lee had been unsealed after a Court in the state of Alabama ruled that…


Posted on 9th March 2018

Are we about to see changes to Inheritance Tax?

Although liability to pay Inheritance Tax (IHT) only in fact affects 5% of estates, there is a perception (especially given…


Posted on 6th March 2018

Why Making A Power of Attorney Is A New Year's Resolution Worth Keeping

Graeme Dickson from our Private Client team discusses the benefits of having a Power of Attorney and why it's an important task you…


Posted on 26th January 2018

Internal career development encouraged as law firm promotes new partner

Leading Scottish law firm Thorntons started the New Year by appointing a new partner for its Dundee operation, amid an exciting planning…


Posted on 10th January 2018

Two thirds of the population don’t have a Will

New figures released by Macmillan Cancer Support show more than two thirds of the population don't have a Will.

In our article…


Posted on 10th January 2018

Practical advice if you’re faced with a family bereavement

Losing a loved one can be a distressing time and thinking about the practical arrangements are the last thing you want to face.


Posted on 5th January 2018

The importance of Living Wills

Private Client solicitor, Graeme Dickson highlights the benefits of a Living Will, following the recent case of a lady who had…


Posted on 6th December 2017

A Power of Attorney: The Best Insurance Policy Money Can Buy

Becoming incapable isn’t something that people tend to think about, or plan for in advance.

As Solicitors we hear many…


Posted on 4th December 2017

Legal Rights Why Sir Bruce's children and Heff's wife would have been better off in Scotland

This year the showbiz world said a sad farewell to two well known stars; Sir Bruce Forsyth and Hugh Hefner. Whilst it may not appear…


Posted on 23rd November 2017

Montrose employees make Wills in aid of charity

For any Wills created throughout September, Thorntons will not charge a fee but instead ask clients to make an equivalent donation to…


Posted on 26th October 2017

A Marriage of Inheritance Tax Convenience

Last week two Irishmen announced that they intend to marry in order to “avoid inheritance tax”.

The inheritance tax rules in…


Posted on 21st October 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.
Statistics…


Posted on 27th September 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…


Posted on 12th September 2017

Two decades of Charity Wills at Thorntons

Leading law firm Thorntons today launched its annual Charity Wills initiative for 2017 and hopes to drum up extra support by outlining…


Posted on 4th September 2017

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