What is an LPA? A Lasting Power of Attorney or an LPA is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person(s) who you trust to act on your behalf, this person(s) will then [...]Read more Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
This is a question which we are often asked by married clients and the short answer is, usually, YES. The main reason why is the law of intestacy and its impact on various [...]Read more I’m Married. Do I really need a will?
The most common reason for an inadvertent overpayment of inheritance tax is either an overvaluation of assets at the date of death or a subsequent drop in the value of assets [...]Read more Can you claim back overpaid inheritance tax?
We are seeking an experienced Conveyancing Assistant/Secretary to support the fee earners in our bustling and friendly conveyancing department. The ideal candidate will have [...]Read more Experienced Conveyancing Assistant/Secretary Required
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?