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    • Associate Solicitor - Lifetime Planning
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What Happens To Your 'Online Life' When You Pass Away?

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I run an online business, I keep personal and private documents and family photos in the cloud, I own some domain names and I bank online. Some of these accounts may fall by the wayside when I die, but my children will need to access others after my death....

Ask The Legal Expert - Leaving An Inheritance Tax Bill To Your Children

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My wife and I are making Wills and we plan to give some money to the children now, before they inherit, to help them set up home. We’re nervous about tussling with the tax man, or causing problems for our children. What rules do we need to abide by? ...

Ask the Legal Expert - DIY Wills Can Cause Avoidable Family Upsets

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I have children and step children and a small property to leave, so I’m aware I need to make a Will. My family and I have discussed my wishes and I don’t expect conflicts to arise after my death. Do I need to make a formal Will or can I just...

Ask The Legal Expert - Managing My Elderly Mother's Affairs

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My mother’s memory is deteriorating swiftly, but she is fiercely independent and has never consented to my sister and I taking responsibility for her affairs. We fear we have left this too late, and we worry her finances will become a mess. What can...

Ask The Legal Expert - Protecting Children with Will Provisions

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My husband and I are thinking about making Wills, naming potential guardians for our young daughter. How do we get the detail right? The sudden loss of parents brings legal complexities that can be hard for grieving children to cope with. So, you are wise...

Ask The Legal Expert - Use a Specialist for Long Term Care Planning

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Sean Boucher , an Associate Solicitor in our Lifetime Planning team tackles an issue around putting your home in a trust. I have been approached by a wealth management firm who say they can help me prevent my home being sold to fund long-term care,...

Budget Summary

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On Wednesday, George Osborne made his eighth budget as chancellor. The budget again was a favourable one for savers and introduced changes to savings rules, Capital Gains, Income Tax and confirmed the new Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) regime for second homes,...

Remember a Charity in Your Will Week.

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This years‘ remember a charity in your Will’ week takes place between 7 – 13 September. The purpose of the week is to help promote charitable giving in Wills. Charities rely heavily on these donations, with many estimating that between 20%...