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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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Liz Heron

Intestacy

Posted by Liz Heron on September 30th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

I haven’t got a Will  – what happens when I die?

It is estimated that in the UK only one in three adults have a valid will, and if you die without one, you are described as “intestate”.  You are then subject to a set of statutory rules governing how your property will be distributed...

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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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Liz Heron

Attorney's Duties

Posted by Liz Heron on April 2nd 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

We are often asked to prepare Lasting Powers of Attorney on behalf of clients.  However, it can also be a daunting prospect for the proposed attorney, who may never have acted in this capacity before.  At Beviss and Beckingsale we are used to assisting Attorneys and advising them in relation to their...

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