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In disputes the right outcome may not bring the perfect ending

Nicola Turner - November 5th 2020
A specialist in inheritance disputes, Nicola Turner looks back at a recent case and explains why the right outcome may not always have the perfect ending.
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Cohabitation agreements: prevent a headache when you’re going through heartache

Napthens - November 5th 2020
For couples moving in together, it is an exciting time with plenty of decisions to be made. Which wallpaper for the hall? Which broadband provider to choose?...
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Why couples should consider their joint assets when making wills

Farida Isaji - September 20th 2019
Wills and probate solicitor, Farida Isaji examines a High Court case over inheritance of a couple's joint assets when both died at a similar time.
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Nominating guardians in your will

Napthens - November 22nd 2018
Many people when preparing a will focus on the issue of protecting their financial assets or issues surrounding inheritance tax which are all relevant and very...
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Inheritance tax changes looming?

Napthens - August 22nd 2018
It seems likely that changes to inheritance tax (IHT) legislation will follow after the Office of Tax Simplification reports on the review ordered by the...
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Cohabitees must act quickly for protection

Napthens - May 31st 2018
Cohabitees must act quickly to protect themselves following a relationship breakdown, warns specialist disputes lawyer Nicola Turner.
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What is a company will? Do you need one?

Napthens - May 31st 2018
Successful entrepreneurs are usually too busy building their business empires to pause to think what might happen to the business if suddenly, they are no...
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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) refund

Napthens - February 12th 2018
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has written to the Office of Tax Simplification, asking for a review of the current inheritance tax regime,...
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New Year – new start

Napthens - January 25th 2018
January is usually the month where people find themselves assessing their current living arrangements and relationships, and as a result, perhaps looking to...
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Declarations of Trust

Napthens - November 27th 2017
Increasingly, properties are being purchased with buyers contributing different amounts towards the price. For example, a property may be purchased in joint...
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New inheritance tax provisions explained

Napthens - August 22nd 2017
On 6 April 2017 the new inheritance tax residence nil rate band (RNRB) came into effect.  The RNRB will be phased in over a three year period, with the RNRB...
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Myths within family proceedings

Napthens - August 22nd 2017
Thanks in no small part to television shows and celebrity gossip magazines, there are a range of common myths about the divorce process which many people...
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Thinking of selling your property via auction?

Napthens - August 22nd 2017
The popularity of selling properties via auction has grown recently, with both sellers and buyers becoming more aware of its merits.  Larger organisations...
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Protecting your finances and well-being

Napthens - May 31st 2017
It’s easy to think that you will never be diagnosed with a critical illness, particularly when we feel healthy and energetic, but we can fall ill with very...
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What is a cohabitation agreement?

Napthens - May 31st 2017
The last few decades have seen a major shift in what might be considered the traditional family make-up. According to the Office of National Statistics, there...
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How are you funding your house purchase?

Napthens - May 31st 2017
It is becoming increasingly common for purchasers, especially first time buyers, to rely on family members and occasionally close friends, to provide financial...
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