Why do I need a Will?  

“Why do I need a Will” by Rashid Azizi, Associate Solicitor Wealth Protection and Private Client team, Why do I need a will? In essence, it is a question of retaining some degree of control regarding how your estate passes on your death and ensuring there is some measure of certainty. We spend most of […]

BUT IT’S NOT FAIR!

The past two years have seen a number of high profile disputes being reported in the press where aggrieved adult children used the courts to try to overturn their late parents’ Wills in order to acquire a larger share of their estates for themselves. It is not surprising that these types of cases are so […]

New Years Resolution To Finally Sort Out Your Will

As the New Year commences it is as good a time as any to review your family’s security and future. It could be a horrible mistake not to contemplate what is going to happen to your estate and loved ones security on your death or in the event of your serious ill-health or even on […]

Intestacy Rules: The Importance of Making a Will

Intestacy Rules: The Importance of Making a Will The main purpose of making a Will is to ensure that those for whom you wish to provide will benefit from your estate. If you do not make a Will when you die the ‘Intestacy Rules’ will determine what happens to your personal possessions, money and all […]

Inheritance Tax: Residential Nil Rate Band Allowance: a summary of the main provisions

Residential Nil Rate Band Allowance: a summary of the main provisions When an individual dies, Inheritance Tax is potentially due on his or her  estate and is charged at a rate of 40% of the overall value of the deceased’s assets and belongings. On death each individual estate is entitled to an Inheritance Tax exemption […]