Grants of Probate: A Place in the Sun, but the assets stay?

Grants of Probate: A Place in the Sun, but the assets stay?

More than 100,000 Brits move permanently abroad each year, with many upping sticks in search of warmer climates and an escape from the hustle and bustle of life in our grey and crowded cities. Many expats sell up and cash in before making the move, often because this...
Foreign assets – should I make another Will abroad?

Foreign assets – should I make another Will abroad?

If you have assets outside of England and Wales, we would normally suggest making a Will in the jurisdiction where your assets are based. Whilst our specialist solicitors have excellent knowledge of the tax and succession laws here in England and Wales, we cannot give...
Understanding Domicile – Death, Marriage & Taxes

Understanding Domicile – Death, Marriage & Taxes

The legal concept of domicile is often confused with nationality, citizenship or residence however it is a complex area of law which must be considered when dealing with your personal affairs. It is what the courts use to determine which legal system applies to you if...
Can I still petition for divorce in England?

Can I still petition for divorce in England?

It has been estimated in reports from the United Nations that approximately 1.3 million people from the UK have moved to live in other countries within the EU.  Of this group, over 300,000 Brits choose to move to Spain, with France and Ireland also over the 100,000...
What are the tax implications of owning a property in Spain?

What are the tax implications of owning a property in Spain?

Client A: I own a house in Spain and have a small flat in London.  My investments are managed in London along with my company pension scheme.  The children live in Oxford and Southampton and we spend about 3 months each year visiting them and living in the London...
Is my Will applicable to my Spanish property?

Is my Will applicable to my Spanish property?

According to recent statistics over 300,000 Brits up-sticks and move to Spain in search for sun, sea and a more laid back way of life. In the excitement of the move, many fail to consider the applicability of their Will. Arguably the most valuable asset that a person...