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Get ‘wrapped’ up

David Hardman - January 17th 2018
Some people don’t want a pension company deciding how their pension savings are invested – they want to control where their money goes and how it grows. For people wanting to have autonomy to make their own investment decisions with their retirement savings, a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) may be an alternative solution.
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Residential conveyancing Preston Sarah Barnes

Are you a first time buyer looking to buy a property next year?

Sarah Barnes - December 21st 2017
Buying a property for the first time, can be a daunting prospect, even second or third time buyers can find the process stressful. Being prepared is essential, as you will need the help and advice from a number of professionals. Preparation and obtaining as much information upfront will also make you feel more confident.
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Family and Divorce - Partner - Helen Lucking

Protecting the family business during a divorce

Helen Lucking - December 11th 2017
Figures from the office of national statistics show that 42% of all marriages in the UK now end in divorce. These statistics affect business owners as much as the rest of the population, but for the family business owner the consequences of divorce could be disastrous. Such a business is often a limited company and the husband and wife are both directors and shareholders.
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Succession planning

David Hardman - November 22nd 2017
Taking advice early and developing a personal financial plan is crucial to meeting long-term goals. Succession planning may be one of the most challenging experiences facing any leader, especially an entrepreneurial business person who has built a family business from scratch, so it is crucial to get it right.
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Stephanie Kerr, Disputes & Litigation Solicitor

Electronic Wills

Stephanie Kerr - October 31st 2017
The Law Commission regularly reviews the way in which the legal system works and is currently undertaking a review to decide if the law relating to Wills from 1837 ought to be modernised to take into account advances in technology and how we communicate, including whether text messages, emails and audio/video recordings could override an existing written Will.
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Why use a Family Investment Company?

Laura Jackson - October 16th 2017
A Family Investment Company (FIC) can offer a tax efficient way to retain control over assets and pass them down to the next generation, either instead of, or in conjunction with, a trust.
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