Wills

  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Step) has revealed a draft model clause for Wills. It is proposing a reduced rate of Inheritance Tax (IHT) where there is a...

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  • High profile inheritance disputes follow celebrities and the super-rich as surely as night follows day, but such challenges to Wills (and intestacies) are becoming increasingly common, whatever the values involved....

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  • Having assets in the EU (aside from the UK) can have a dramatic effect on your Will following your death, and if you have not taken the correct advice when...

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  • The value of our online lives is worth billions of pounds but many of these assets may never be passed on, as people are failing to record their digital worth....

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  • Christmas gifts that keep on giving

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    Christmas shopping usually means a visit to the high street or browsing online retailers, but the season of giving can be a good time to make sure you’re maximising your...

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  • Ten reasons why you should make a Will

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    It is important to consider making a Will when you are an unmarried couple or if you have separated from your Spouse or indeed have already divorced to ensure that...

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  • Consultation to modernise will making

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    On 13th July 2017, the Law Commission launched a consultation with a view to updating the Will writing process in line with our modern and technology focused lives. The Commission identified...

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  • Whilst it is important for everyone to consider making and/or updating their Will, it can be particularly important for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In the early stages of the disease,...

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  • Where there’s a will, there’s a way

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    When thinking of making a will, the idea of a Victorian lawyer taking down the last instructions at the bedside still springs to mind for many people. And the 19th...

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  • World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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    Launched in 2012, World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is an international campaign that takes place every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Two out of every...

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  • Should the worst happen….

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    Children are arguably one of the most precious things in a person’s life (maybe not at 2am when they think it’s playtime!) and as a parent you want what is...

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  • A case fought by Ashtons’ client, Marnie George, the niece of the late Reginald ‘Rex’ Lucraft, has resulted in a carer being jailed for 32 months for defrauding Mr Lucraft...

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