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Why are Deaths Reported to a Coroner? 24 February 2020 by Jane Golding

When a death is reported to the Coroner, the Coroner needs to establish…

Can I make a provision within my Will for my Pets? 20 February 2020 by Jane Golding

When we consider making a Will, most of us will think about what…

What is the Role of an Executor? 17 February 2020 by Jane Golding

An Executor is appointed by the deceased person under a Last Will &…

An extra £20,000 inheritance if your spouse or civil partner dies without a Will… 6 February 2020 by Andrea Godfrey

The law states that if a person dies without making a Will then…

We Are Family – how siblings may be able to avoid IHT 5 February 2020 by Andrea Godfrey

A bill called the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (Amendment) (Siblings) Bill 2019-20 is…

Recipe for Disaster: Pensioner’s Life Savings Found in Discarded Bisto Tins 31 January 2020 by Amy Burton

Two recycling centre workers had a slightly different day at work recently, when…

Pre-paid funeral plans – what are the benefits? 23 January 2020 by Jane Golding

The average cost for a funeral in 2019 was £3,757. On average the…

Rise in Applications – Lasting Power of Attorney 16 January 2020 by Jane Golding

According to recent data undertaken by the Financial Adviser, the number of newly…

Why you should have a Lasting Power of Attorney… 19 December 2019 by Jane Golding

It is not always easy to admit that someone close and dear to…

What is a Section 27 Notice in Probate? 19 December 2019 by Jane Golding

Section 27 of the Trustee Act 1925 enables Trustees or Personal Representatives to…

What is a Statutory Will? 19 December 2019 by Andrea Godfrey

If a person (P) lacks mental capacity, they are unable to prepare a…

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