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Required reading for trustees - 3 August 2017

Trustees can be forgiven for becoming a little weary at the blitz of regulation that has come their way in …

Are video Wills the way forward? - 28 July 2017

Law Commission reports do not tend to make headlines outside the confines of the legal profession but its recent report …

Social care: where are we now and where are we going? - 6 July 2017

The recent general election campaign shone the spotlight on our system of social care and, whatever its controversies, caused this …

The perils of probate - 29 June 2017

In recent years banks have increased the amounts of cash that they are prepared to release to the purported executors …

Company owners and the need to plan for unexpected death - 5 June 2017

While everyone should make a Will and put their affairs in order to avoid difficulties for their surviving family after …

Residence nil rate band: when should your clients use their relief? - 6 April 2017

The inheritance tax residence nil rate band will start to come into force from 6 April 2017 and in its …

Can your clients leave their adult children out of their Wills? - 21 March 2017

The final round of a very long-running case took place in the Supreme Court last week when Heather Ilott, who …

Supreme Court upholds co-habitant’s rights to a survivor’s pension - 21 February 2017

The requirement in the Northern Ireland Local Government Pension Scheme that the survivor of a co-habiting couple must be nominated …