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Making a Will via video technology – an update

Making a Will via video technology – an update

Making a Will via video technology – an update You may have read our blog last year about the Government’s plans to introduce temporary measures to accommodate the remote witnessing of Wills. The Wills Act of 1837 requires two witness signatures to be made in...
Wills made in Contemplation of Marriage

Wills made in Contemplation of Marriage

Wills made in Contemplation of Marriage Having had my first wedding cancelled back in September 2020 and sadly a further wedding cancelled this month it got me to thinking ‘What happens if you have made a Will in contemplation of marriage and yet the marriage has been...
Retirement Planning – Legal advice for the fun years!

Retirement Planning – Legal advice for the fun years!

Retirement Planning – Legal advice for the fun years! Retirement, after years of work, should be fun. You should try and do some of the things you dreamed of doing all your life. It is perhaps also a time to be a bit naughty, have a spend, visit a place in the sun or...
Life Assurance in Trust: Why get it checked by a specialist?

Life Assurance in Trust: Why get it checked by a specialist?

Life Assurance in Trust: Why get it checked by a specialist? Those who are regular readers of our Private Wealth & Inheritance articles, might have noticed that we don’t recommend DIY law. Most people assume that this is because we have a vested interest in doing...
Spending Review 2020 – a Keynote Summary

Spending Review 2020 – a Keynote Summary

Spending Review 2020 – a Keynote Summary Last week, the Chancellor presented his spending review setting out the Government’s plans for the year ahead. Set out below is a keynote summary of the announcements made and the impact these may have on you. Predictions for...
Inheritance tax planning: How does it work?

Inheritance tax planning: How does it work?

Inheritance tax planning: How does it work? For many years Herrington Carmichael has offered inheritance tax planning advice alongside Will drafting and Estate Administration. Over time we have become recognised specialists in inheritance tax planning. Savings on...