We are pleased to confirm that Alexandra Livesey has been awarded the Solicitors for the Elderly Older Client Care in Practice award. Alex joins Paul Solomons and Gillian [...]Read more Solicitors for the Elderly – Update
In a recent interview, retired Court of Protection Judge Denzil Lush warned against the lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system. Whilst it is correct to say the [...]Read more Powers of attorney risks: can you prevent abuse?
Until earlier this year, every individual was entitled to an inheritance tax (IHT) free amount of £325,000 on their estate known as “nil rate band” (NRB). Since April an [...]Read more The law has changed. Should you also change your will?
It is customary to advise clients not wishing to provide for their children in their will, to prepare a side letter detailing the reasons why not. This letter would then be [...]Read more Will disputes – can you deter future claims by disinherited children?
What is a life interest trust? In its basic form the life tenant (usually the spouse or partner) is entitled to income produced by the property or, as is more common, to live [...]Read more Life interest trusts and the family home
As members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) , Solomons Solicitors fully concur with the following SFE statement today: “We are delighted to hear the proposed probate fees [...]Read more Probate Fees plan dropped until at least after the General Election
What are the key differences between an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)? We are often asked about the differences between LPAs and EPAs [...]Read more Lasting Powers of Attorney vs Enduring Powers of Attorney – Key Differences
In 2015 the Law Society was announced the launch of Veyo, a leading-edge conveyancing web portal was to be launched on 26 May 2015. The aim of Veyo was to allow all parties in [...]Read more Paperless Conveyancing: the Rise and Fall of Veyo