Georgina Smith, Wills & Estate Planning Solicitor

Regular and careful planning are essential for your farm’s future

Georgina Smith - February 25th 2019
While it’s true that the majority of our clients are aware of the availability of Agricultural Property Relief (APR) and Business Property Relief( BPR) to reduce the chargeable estate for Inheritance Tax purposes (IHT) – the question is how regularly do you review and consider IHT as part of your business plan?  The availability of APR and BPR should not be assumed and needs to be reviewed regularly.
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Family and Divorce - Partner - Helen Lucking

Is an online divorce a quick solution?

Helen Lucking - January 17th 2019
In the period after Christmas there is a traditional spike in applications for divorce. Many people know that their marriage has broken down in the run up to Christmas but decide that they will not upset the children, nor the usual Christmas family arrangements and therefore do not proceed with a divorce until the New Year.
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David Hardman, Napothens Wealth Management

Funding your ‘golden years’

David Hardman - January 2nd 2019
Pensions have the reputation of being confusing, but they needn’t be. Private pensions are usually used by people who don’t have access to a workplace pension scheme, but you can also have one if you are employed or not working. David Hardman of Napthens Wealth Management, explains in more detail.
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David Hardman, Napothens Wealth Management

You have one life, so invest wisely

David Hardman - November 19th 2018
Throughout our lives, we will have many different lifestyle and financial goals that we would like to achieve. Although we all have different goals, there are some key goals that we’ll have in common, especially when it comes to retirement. What do you want from your investments? Supplementing your income? Building your retirement pot? It’s essential we tailor your investments to suit your goals.
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Stephanie Kerr, Disputes & Litigation Solicitor

Avoiding disputes after the death of an unmarried parent

Stephanie Kerr - November 12th 2018
When considering whether to make a will, some people believe it would be an unnecessary expense on the basis that “everything goes to my children anyway.”
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Aretha Franklin dies without a will, what are the consequences?

Farida Isaji - October 3rd 2018
Solicitor, Farida Isaji looks at the consequences of dying without a will and how an estate is handled in these circumstances, with the recent news that Aretha Franklin reportedly died without a will.
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