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Mike Downey
    • Mike Downey

    • Director & Head of Lifetime Planning - South East Wales
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Ask The Legal Expert - Options To Safeguard Your Finances As You Get Older

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I am a part-time carer for my elderly mother, who is physically frail, but mentally sharp. She and my sister have been estranged for decades, but she has approached mum recently to ask her for a large loan. My mother is considering agreeing to this, since...

Ask The Legal Expert- Mirror Wills

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My wife and I are recently married and are considering making Mirror Wills, since they seem the simplest option. I have an adult daughter and my wife has no children. Would a Mirror Will work for us? Some couples do opt to file Mirror Wills...

Transitioning? It's Important to Change Your Will

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A growing number of people in Britain are transgender, and the legalities around the treatment of transgender people are increasingly being addressed in the legal sphere. Transitioning is a complex undertaking, physically, emotionally, and practically, and...

Archbishop Slams 'Ancient Evils' And Backs Inheritance Tax Reform

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has ruffled some feathers by using colourful, biblical language to condemn some of the UK’s current economic practices and their apparatus. The churchman delivered a series of condemnations - at a...

JCP Solicitors Invest in Caerphilly

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Law firm JCP Solicitors, which merged with Glamorgan Law in April 2017, has invested in its operations in Caerphilly town centre by moving to a new modern office, affirming a long term future in the area. The new office, at Ty Cennydd, Castle Street...

All Change for Inheritance Tax?

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Mike Downey, Director and Head of Lifetime Planning in South East Wales at JCP Solicitors, considers proposals for sweeping changes to Inheritance Tax that would potentially apply to thousands of people across the UK, if they were adopted. A recent report...