Your guide to Property Protection Trusts

Your guide to Property Protection Trusts

A property protection trust is designed to help clients protect their share in a property in the future. Typically, when a couple owns a house together and one partner dies, their share passes to the surviving spouse or partner. Whilst this would appear practical,...
Time is of the essence for LPAs

Time is of the essence for LPAs

Up to the beginning of March 2019 approx 154,600 Lasting Power of Attorney registrations have been made in the UK, according to the gov.uk LPA registration section. That means an average of 77,000 people per month are seeking ways of registering for an LPA and quite...
UK confusion about Wills

UK confusion about Wills

According to research by Royal London, more than 5 million people in the UK are confused by Wills and are not sure where to begin. Six in ten parents either do not have a Will or it is out of date. Whilst 34% of UK adults said an illness would prompt them to create a...
The OTS Inheritance Tax Report – update

The OTS Inheritance Tax Report – update

Following our recent article about the plans by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to review Inheritance Tax and possible simplifications, their first report is now published – OTS Inheritance Tax Report. Following their research the OTS report focuses on...
Probate Procedure Amended

Probate Procedure Amended

Following a trial of online digital probate applications this past summer, the Government has announced that changes to the process for probate applications by individuals will come into force on 27th November, this is just one month after the initial announcement....