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The benefits of Estate Planning – from a parent of four

The benefits of Estate Planning – from a parent of four

The benefits of Estate Planning – from a parent of four Private Wealth Solicitors I am a Paralegal in the Private Wealth & Inheritance Team at Herrington Carmichael LLP and I am also a mother of four children, two in Primary school and two in Secondary school....
The pros and cons of moving the tax year end

The pros and cons of moving the tax year end

The pros and cons of moving the tax year end Private Wealth Solicitors The last couple of reports from the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) that this writer has read have been bad for his blood pressure, they seemed designed to remove most of the last vestiges of...
Should a Will be made public after I die?

Should a Will be made public after I die?

Should a Will be made public after I die? Private Wealth Solicitors After reading that Prince Phillip’s Will is to be kept secret for 90 years. I suspect it is a question that many people have been asking. The strict legal answer is that under the Non-Contentious...
Raising tax and paying social care fees

Raising tax and paying social care fees

Raising tax and paying social care fees Private Wealth Solicitors There is a lot of politics on which I could comment but in the spirit of political neutrality I will try to avoid that and just comment as objectively as possible. Whatever you think about tax and big...
The Probate Application Process must change

The Probate Application Process must change

The Probate Application Process must change Probate Solicitors I have been a solicitor specialising in Inheritance tax and Probate work for over 40 years, however in the last two years we have seen a deterioration in the service offered by both HMRC Inheritance Tax...
Law Commission review of the law of Wills

Law Commission review of the law of Wills

Law Commission review of the law of Wills Wills Solicitors The Law Commission is a body that reviews law in this country and puts forward recommendations for change. Currently it has two ongoing projects that touch on the work of the Private Wealth and Inheritance...