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Victoria Emmett

Inheritance Tax

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 12th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

It is reported that there has been an increase in the number of families facing an inheritance tax bill on the death of a loved one.  The government has frozen the inheritance tax threshold until at least 5 April 2015 and so it is expected that inheritance tax will continue to...

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Victoria Emmett

Rectification of a Will

Posted by Victoria Emmett on February 12th 2014 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

The England & Wales Court of Appeal has ordered that a clerical error in the signing of Wills by a husband and Wife can be rectified after the event. Victoria Emmett, Partner says, “The creation of a valid Will follows very strict rules in relation to how it is signed...

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Liz Heron

Charitable Giving

Posted by Liz Heron on December 18th 2013 in All , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Although for most of us there is truth in the saying that “Charity begins at Home”, many of our clients choose to benefit a charity on their death, whether by leaving a cash legacy, a share in their residuary estate or simply by letting their loved ones know that they...

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Paul Watkins

Care home funding - NHS Continuing Health Care

Posted by Paul Watkins on October 25th 2013 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

In the summer of 2010 Mrs B was admitted to hospital following a fall in which she suffered a fractured bone and subsequently had surgery to fix it. She had a period of rehabilitation in hospital before moving into a residential home.

A family friend contacted Paul Watkins at Beviss &...

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Victoria Emmett

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.

There is...

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Victoria Emmett

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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