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27th January 2021

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do…

The global pandemic has led to people realising that they need to write or update their Will. However, a report, by IRN Research, outlined that the surge in Will drafting was mainly due to giving them ‘peace of mind’ rather than ‘Covid-19’. With the highest death toll in the world per million people, Wills have…
18th June 2020

What to do if you have a bereavement…

With tens of thousands having sadly passed away due to the coronavirus. Loved ones are left resolving the administration of the estate. Probate is long winded and timescales are usually dependent on HMRC and the Probate Registry. Given Lockdown there are delays across the whole administration process. These include: registering deaths, getting information from clients,…
16th June 2020

Farani Taylor helping people with their estate planning

We have years of experience helping our clients with their later life and estate planning. Our team has assisted with various aspects of social care and private client. Our experts ensure that our clients have legal protections such as Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney. We are looking to work with the UK Care…
21st May 2020

Do you want to leave a legacy in your Will?

Current situation In 2019 Smee & Ford found that legacy income is worth over £3 billion to the Charity sector. However, they found only 6.3% of the population are leaving charitable bequest. This equates to 123,235 during 2018. The top 25 charities annual legacy income equates to £1.6 billion, which is evidenced by their investment…
Why Do You Need a Will
7th April 2020

Get your Will as soon as possible

The COVID-19 crisis has led many to consider whether they should get a Will done or update their current Will. If you do not have a Will then it is important to have one drafted. Without a Will, your assets are distributed according to the Intestacy Laws. This means your estate may go to people…
Immigration Policies
27th August 2019

Feuding family and importance of well drafted wills

There has recently been a case in the High Court regarding step-sisters disputing their inheritance. The parents, Mr and Mrs Scarle, died of hypothermia in 2016 and left an estate of £300,000. The estate mainly composed of a property in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. The couple had a child each from previous relationships. The children feuded…
Islamic Wills Solicitors
11th June 2019

What to look out for with an Islamic Will…

The UK has a diverse population with many religious and cultural communities living together in harmony. It makes it one of the most alluring places to live in the world. The Office for National Statistics report outlined that there were just over 3.3 million Muslims living in the UK as of August 2018. It is…
28th May 2019

Inheritance Tax set to Double by 2030

HMRC recorded £5.4 billion in inheritance tax collected in the 2018-2019 tax year. This is a £200 million rise on the previous year. Canada Life have predicted that figure to rocket to £10 billion by 2030. This is due to a few things, firstly because house prices particularly in the South East continue to rise,…