The Equity Release Swiss Army Knife

The Equity Release Swiss Army Knife

Equity Release has been available for many years, and in different forms, and has changed greatly over that time. There are many more lenders in the market now, and offering different types of loan as the market has matured. This has allowed borrowers to use equity...
Tax considerations for new start ups

Tax considerations for new start ups

Tax considerations for new start upsTax can impact the structure you adopt in running your business, to how you pay yourself and how you realise any profits. How you are taxed will be dependent on the type of start-up you establish, for example should you set up as a:...
What provision do you make for a co-habitee?

What provision do you make for a co-habitee?

It is an old fashioned principle of English law that you can leave your estate to whoever you want. True or False? It is actually both true and false. It is true that unlike many other countries which prescribe that your estate must be passed on to various relatives...
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...