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Mounting care home fees could be impacting on wills, warns Beviss & Beckingsale

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 6th 2013 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

High care home fees risk leaving the elderly with little or nothing to bequeath to loved ones in their wills, warns Beviss and Beckingsale. 

With average care home fees at £470 per week, the Law Society warns that many wills could need reviewing as care residents’ assets continue to deplete.

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HMRC can see Accountants’ tax advice to client

Posted by Victoria Emmett on July 3rd 2013 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

A major principle, on which the legal system in England and Wales relies, is that any communication between a client and his/her Lawyer is private. This principle is known as “legal professional privilege” or LPP.

Is this also available for Accountants?

In a recent case Prudential Plc had sought to withhold from...

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New Estate Administration Protocol

Posted by Victoria Emmett on November 12th 2012 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Dealing with the death of a relative is stressful enough, without the added stress of a long drawn out winding-up of an estate. Well, a new protocol just agreed will reduce that stress level somewhat, and speed things up.  According to partner Victoria Boyer, “The major Banks, the Law Society...

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