Category: Estate and Wealth Planning

Jenny Murphy receives national accredited award

Jenny Murphy of Coole Bevis LLP in West Sussex has been recognised with a national accredited award for expertise in supporting older and vulnerable people. Jenny has received the Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award, which distinguishes lawyers who provide specialist legal care and support to older and vulnerable clients, their families and carers. …

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 …

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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