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Looking After Your Loved Ones on Blue Monday

Looking After Your Loved Ones on Blue Monday

Looking After Your Loved Ones on Blue Monday Blue Monday ordinarily falls on the third Monday of January, when the bright lights of Christmas are fading away and many of us have returned to work. The weather is far from glorious, and the cold is sneaking in. This...
I am going to inherit some money…what do I do?

I am going to inherit some money…what do I do?

I am going to inherit some money…what do I do? If you are not sure what to do with inheritance, we have outlined some options available to you in this article. There are two potential situations. The first is you think that when your Mum Dad or Auntie dies, you will...
New High Court Ruling on Trustee Investment Decisions

New High Court Ruling on Trustee Investment Decisions

New High Court Ruling on Trustee Investment Decisions In the latest case of Butler-Sloss v Charity Commission, 2022 EWHC 974 Ch, the England and Wales High Court (EWHC) made a declaration as to whether Charitable Trustees can take environmental goals into account when...
Q&A: Understanding Power of Attorney

Q&A: Understanding Power of Attorney

Q&A: Understanding Power of Attorney At Herrington Carmichael we are seeing lots more of our clients living a much longer life. The WHO (World Health Organisation) says life expectancy has increased by more than 6 years to 73.4 between 2000 and 2019, and while we...
Property – what do base rate rises mean for homeowners?

Property – what do base rate rises mean for homeowners?

Property – what do base rate rises mean for homeowners? Over recent months the Bank of England’s interest rate has been increasing. In May, the government announced that the Bank of England’s base interest rate would rise from 0.5% to 1% and then on 19 June they...
What happens to My Bitcoins when I die?

What happens to My Bitcoins when I die?

What happens to My Bitcoins when I die? It has been almost impossible to miss the rise of cryptocurrency in our increasingly digital world. For instance, I have watched far too many online videos preceded by adverts encouraging me to trade in cryptocurrencies and even...
Funeral Disputes and the rights to your body

Funeral Disputes and the rights to your body

Funeral Disputes and the rights to your body Rights to the body and funeral disputes are not uncommon. Disputes arise over concern about the final resting place of the deceased’s ashes or perhaps about a style of coffin. It is not surprising particularly if one...
What happens to digital assets when you die?

What happens to digital assets when you die?

What happens to digital assets when you die? Our increasing concern about security, privacy and protecting our identities online means that people are taking more care securing their digital assets, including making passwords more complex, not writing them down and...
What do I do with an Inherited weapon?

What do I do with an Inherited weapon?

What do I do with an Inherited weapon? When someone dies, those that are left behind are left to organise their belongings in accordance with their wishes. This is the job that Personal Representatives undertake during the administration of the Estate. Less frequently...
Unfairly left out of a Will?

Unfairly left out of a Will?

Unfairly left out of a Will? Under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, a person may have a valid claim against an estate if they have been left out of a will. This note provides a brief explanation of who may claim, on what basis, and for...