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Thanks Laura Fahy

Laura Fahy Laura is temporarily leaving us to have another baby.  Laura is a key member of our Privat Client team – an experienced solicitor who is known for her meticulous, caring approach.  We will miss her during her absence but wish her well with her new baby and look forward to visits (with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]