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1st October 2021

What is Inheritance Tax?

Qudsia Hameed discusses inheritance tax and the importance of estate planning. Qudsia is a trainee solicitor working to help clients with their estate planning needs. She also has had seats working in Family and Immigration departments. Inheritance tax is applied to estates when someone with enough assets dies. It is a 40% tax on anything…
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…
1st October 2020

Using Trusts in your Will

Many people use trusts in their Wills so that they can ensure that their interests are met. What is a Trust? A Trust is a legal arrangement where assets are transferred to trustees for the benefit of the beneficiaries. The trustee takes legal ownership of the property. Whereas the beneficiary is the person that is…
23rd September 2020

Wills during Covid-19

Demand for legal services in the pandemic has remained high, but particularly for estate planning services. The use of platforms such as Zoom have meant that client meetings can take place without the need of meeting the person face-to-face. We believe that it is always better to seek advice when deciding on a Will. Why…
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…
Islamic Wills Solicitors
19th May 2020

You can still get your Islamic Will drafted…

We have worked successfully to give advice to the members of the East London Mosque for over a year. Our partnership has meant that Muslims can access information and have a Will drafted that suits their specific needs. East London Mosque and Farani Taylor Partnership If you need a Will then get in touch Complete…
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…
Islamic Wills Solicitors
29th October 2019

Islamic Wills made easy…

We at Farani Taylor Solicitors are experts in Islamic Wills, offering quality advice backed up by both knowledge of English and Islamic Inheritance Laws. Are you confused about how or who should draft your Will? We are firm of choice for Muslims across the UK, working closely with Mosques, Islamic Centres and other institutions. What…
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…