Why all parents need a Will

As a new parent life can be fairly chaotic and slightly overwhelming. But as much as you are focused on that moment in time, it’s also crucial to consider the future for your child.   Many people assume that as parents, if something happens to one, the other will automatically …

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How to update your Will

Thinking of updating your Will? COVID-19 has created a period of reflection for many of us, with many evaluating what is important now and in the future. We have seen a rise over the last few months in clients looking to make a change to their Will and get their …

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Signing a Will using video conferencing

On 25th July the government released guidance on making a Will during COVID using video conferencing. Recognising that an increasing number of people sought to make a Will during COVID it was an increasing challenge for many people to make a Will. Lockdown prevented many people from going out, and those …

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Signing your Will and social distancing

In the current climate during Coronavirus, an increasing number of people are reviewing their Will, or looking to create a Will. One of the most important aspects of a Will is ensuring it has been signed and witnessed correctly, without this, the Will either cannot be processed and registered or …

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Leaving a gift in a Will and what to consider

Every year in the UK, people leave approximately £2.8 billion in charitable donations within their Wills. Donations such as these are the largest single source of voluntary income to the charity sector and are therefore incredibly important, many charities would not survive without people leaving a gift in their Will. …

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The effects of divorce on your Will

35% of couples are predicted to get divorced in the future, and with over 100,000 divorces every year then there are many couples and families who need reliable and trusted financial advice and support at a difficult time. Preparing to get married is an exciting time that involves lots of …

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Planning for generational wealth

Over the next 30 years it is predicted that a generational wealth of an estimated £5.5 trillion will be transferred between generations. There is now the expectation that current generations will receive an inheritance of some type in the future, with almost a third looking to receive £50,000 or more …

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Time is of the essence for lasting powers of attorneys

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

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5m in UK confused 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 …

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Change to Probate fees – what could it cost you?

On 5th November, the Ministry of Justice provided on update on plans for new legislation to implement a new, banded structure of fees for grant of probate. The plan was originally put forward in May 2017, and it has been confirmed that it will now be revisited.   Tiered fee system …

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