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When do I need to update my Will?

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You may think that once you have made a Will that your affairs are in order, and you can forget about it.  To some extent that is true, for a period of time, but as your life changes, your Will should be updated to reflect these changes. Below, Jason Crocker, Solicitor in our Private Client…

Probate – What you need to know.

Dealing with Probate when you have recently lost a loved one can be emotionally draining as well as time consuming at a time when you are least able to deal with it.  There’s a fair amount of legal jargon associated with it, which can be confusing, and the tax regulations can be daunting too. So,…

Video witnessing of Wills now temporarily legal

The pandemic has presented endless challenges to our daily lives.  One challenge now being addressed by the government is new temporary legislation making video witnessing of Wills temporarily legal. Under the current law, a Will must be made in the physical presence of at least two witnesses who have had to be in each other’s…

Minimising inheritance tax with lifetime gifts

Many people do not consider themselves to be wealthy enough to be affected by inheritance tax and unfortunately get caught out by life’s final taxation. With over 28,000 estates liable for inheritance tax in 2016-17, it’s worth looking at ways to legally minimise the amount of inheritance tax your beneficiaries are likely to have to…

5 reasons your DIY Will may be invalid

People often contact us to ask whether a DIY Will, such as the sort that you can buy off the shelf on the high street or online, or even prepare yourself with some online guidance, is actually legally binding and valid. The truth is that it very much depends on a number of factors. The…