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Robert Mitchell

Making Proper Arrangements: LPA

Posted by Robert Mitchell on February 20th 2017 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION .

Robert Mitchell, one of Beviss & Beckingsales Private Client Solicitors based at our Honiton Branch, has been writing about making proper arrangements to sort out your affairs and the importance of making a will:

"If you lose mental capacity in old age, or for any reason find yourself relying on your...

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Mark Ollier

Pension Tax Rule Amendments 2015

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

A number of changes are being made to Pension Tax rules to reflect the great flexibility individuals will have to access their pension savings from aged 55.

Amongst many technical changes, the new rules will permit over 55’s to take their pensions all in one go if they choose.  There will...

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Victoria Emmett

Access the Wills of Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Beatrix Potter!

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 11th 2015 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

HM Courts & Tribunal Service have made available for public viewing 41 million wills which date back to 1858.   You will now be able to connect to history from the comfort of your own home and look up the wills of such people as the mathematician Alan Turing, Oliver Twist...

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Victoria Emmett

Fixed costs for Probate Services

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 30th 2014 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

At Beviss & Beckingsale we are always asking our clients how they feel we can improve our services and, yes, to make us more attractive than our competitors. 

It is a criticism often levelled at solicitors that their charges are not clear and are hidden amongst caveats and jargon.  Victoria Emmett the...

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Emma Northover

Increase in DIY Probate leads to 300% increase in Estate Administration Claims

Posted by Emma Northover on September 30th 2014 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION .

There is always the temptation in life to try and save money but equally, there is the well known saying, “you get what you pay for”. 

Many people think that it is fairly straightforward to administer the estate of someone who has died and that in doing so themselves they can...

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Victoria Emmett

Application to Appeal IHT Relief Claim on Holiday Lettings Rejected

Posted by Victoria Emmett on May 27th 2014 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION .

The door appears to have finally slammed shut on a family’s attempt to obtain Business Property Relief (BPR) from Inheritance Tax (IHT) in respect of a property which had been operated as a furnished holiday letting by their late mother. It has recently been announced that a verbal application to...

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