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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

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

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 2nd 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

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 published by the…


Posted on 15th August 2019

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 12th 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

Holiday Pocket Money and Gifting

As parents, children and teachers count down the days until the start of the summer holidays, those children who are lucky enough to be…


Posted on 13th June 2019

Planning for Retirement

As you approach your retirement, you may be thinking about spending quality time with family and friends, enjoying a few more hours on the…


Posted on 12th June 2019

Are business owners neglecting their personal affairs?

When running a business on a day to day basis, the primary focus is working towards the goals set for the year. Whilst business owners…


Posted on 23rd May 2019

Inheritance Tax and the Increased Residence Nil Rate Band

The beginning of the new tax year on 6th April 2019 marks the second increase in the Residence Nil Rate Band which originally came into…


Posted on 4th April 2019

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 Charity Wills month, thanks to…


Posted on 15th February 2019

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