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Care Home Fees and Deliberate Deprivation of Assets

Ellis Chapman. STEP qualified private client solicitor writes - The population aged 65 plus is due to increase by 50% over the next 20 years. Families therefore need to consider the costs of paying for care, in a nursing or residential home, where costs are exceeding £1,000 per week on average. This has encouraged some …

Calls for overhaul of the Inheritance Tax regime

A “lifetime receipts tax” would be fairer and harder to avoid, raising more money for the State and encouraging families to pass on their wealth to younger members. The think tank proposal, part of a campaign led by Lord Willetts, is looking at ways to tackle intergenerational inequality. The IHT Regime, where most married couples …
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The Impact of Failing to Leave a Will

The death of actor Terence Beesley, the husband of well known Scottish actress, Ashley Jensen, has highlighted the position of what happens when someone dies without a Will. Sadly, Mr Beesley, died after being found at home unconscious 30th November 2017, having taken steps to end his own life. Documents at the Brighton District Probate …
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Have you put your affairs in order?

Don’t put this off as one of life’s catastrophes is always just around the corner. Take some time out to think what would happen if for example you suddenly became ill and had to long recovery in hospital or even worse if you died. Be kind to your family and friends and try to take …
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Batley And Spen Youth Theatre Company

Established in 2017, Batley & Spen Youth Theatre Company was set up in Batley, West Yorkshire to celebrate and pay tribute to the life of the late Jo Cox, MP for Batley & Spen, and leave a lasting legacy in the town which will benefit young people for many years to come. Following last year's …

JOINT OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY- HOW DO YOU PROTECT YOUR SHARE?

At our firm we are continually asked how to protect your property for the benefit of future generations, particularly where a property is held in the joint names of two owners. How do you own the Property? The first thing to consider is how the property is owned. Joint owners, such as husbands and wives, …
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Brearleys Cupcake Day 14.06.18

We are holding at our office Cupcake Day to raise money for the Alzheimers Society.It would be great for you to come and join us for a cupcake or two.  Date 14 June 2018 Time 9.30-12. Brearleys Solicitors,10 Market Place, Birstall WF17 9EL

Batley Is Top Of The Shops

A recent survey has revealed that Batley is one of the leading towns in the country when it comes to growth. In comparison to other similar towns Batley is experiencing something of a resurgence when it comes to retail and leisure growth. All of which comes as no surprise to Andrew Marsden of our Batley …

Why Use a Solicitor to Make Your Will?

There are many ways to make a Will, but, making a Will is an important legal document which needs to be prepared very carefully to ensure it reflects your wishes and ensures your loved ones receive what you wish for them to receive. DIY Wills- The Dangers It is possible to obtain certain ‘packs’ to …
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