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...
You can challenge a Wealth Preservation Trust

You can challenge a Wealth Preservation Trust

Ipswich based company, Universal Wealth Preservation (UWP), has for a number of years claimed to be able to protect homes and savings from care fees, the taxman and other threats, by setting up Wealth Preservation Trusts. Sadly for the many clients involved, UWP is...
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...
What are the Tax Implications of a Civil Partnership?

What are the Tax Implications of a Civil Partnership?

Following the recent “win” in the Supreme Court for heterosexual couple Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, the idea that a civil partnership could be available to heterosexual couples, as well as same sex couples, is looking evermore likely. Aside from removing the...
Special Educational Needs – What happens when your child turns 18?

Special Educational Needs – What happens when your child turns 18?

This is a question considered by most parents and usually our thought turn to the world of work, university, empty nest syndrome or perhaps worries about drugs and alcohol. But if you are the parent of a child with Special Educational Needs there is a whole range of...