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Mark Ollier

How to choose a Solicitor

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 17th 2018 in AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL AFFAIRS , All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , FAMILY , MOVING HOUSE , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Choosing a Solicitor?

As a regular subscriber to Which magazine, I was immensely gratified to see the booklet enclosed which their latest issue dealing with “Planning your Next House Move”

They recommend choosing specialists to carry out the legal work and say that solicitors offer a wider range of legal services than...

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Emma Northover

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

Posted by Emma Northover on December 20th 2016 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

This week the Supreme Court will hear a case that should clarify the law on challenging wills on the grounds that they do not make reasonable provision for family and dependents. Animal charities are appealing a...

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Victoria Emmett

When should a person’s dying wishes be ignored?

Posted by Victoria Emmett on July 4th 2016 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

In a case that is being keenly followed by the charity sector, a disputed will has recently been sent to the Court of Appeal to determine whether an estranged daughter is entitled to money from her mother’s estate.   

This case will examine in detail the extent to which a person’s wishes,...

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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

Deeds of Variation - Varying your inheritance after death

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 30th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

It is not a well known fact that, beneficiaries of a will or intestacy can alter or rearrange the deceased persons affairs after their death by use of a Deed of Variation.

A Deed of Variation can be used by a beneficiary who wants to redirect the assets he is entitled...

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