Category: Estate and Wealth Planning

Planning for you and your loved ones during Covid-19

The first case of the Covid-19 Coronavirus was reported in England on 31 January. Since then we have seen numerous steps taken to try to prevent the spread of the virus. These include: – Self-isolation for those aged over 70, with long term health conditions or virus symptoms Social-distancing measures Hospitals and care homes closed …

Justice Week 2020: Saving the Planet Day

On the topic of UK Justice Week 2020, our Private Client Legal Executive, Catherine Mason, has written a short blog on the theme of the day which is ‘Saving the planet’. Never before has there been such a global awareness of what we are doing to the planet and we should no longer take life …

Inheritance Tax (IHT) reform?

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Inheritance & Intergenerational Fairness (APPG IIF) has published a report recommending the abolition of inheritance tax (IHT) in its current form, replacing it with an entirely new set of rules. If adopted, the current IHT reliefs and exemptions, which many find convoluted and hard to follow together with the complex …

Securing your digital assets

Only six percent of people have specifically included their digital assets in their wills, according to a London and Watford-based law firm that surveyed its clients this year. VWV’s survey found there to be widespread confusion about what rights people have over their digital assets—even though almost every adult in the UK now has them. …

Ken Dodd and the Spouse Exemption

A titan of comedy has died and in his last days chose to marry his long-standing fiancée. Despite the uncontroversial (perhaps even romantic) nature of this decision, some elements of the press appear to be describing his marriage, with some glee, as a final insult to the tax man. Sir Ken Dodd was engaged twice …

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