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Martin Laver

Posted 11 June 2018
by Martin Laver .

Honesty is the Best Policy

Judges hammer.

We have all heard the phrase, “honesty is the best policy” however the parties to a recent Court case were clearly not familiar with it. Following the death of their father, the Claimant and his three brothers held several properties…

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Rachael Morley

Posted 21 March 2018
by Rachael Morley .

Spring Cleaning for Your Tax Affairs!

Tree in a field.

Although it may not seem like Spring recently with the flurries of snow and the Beast from the East, we are now fast approaching the end of the tax year. As part of the Spring cleaning process, why not have…

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Gráinne Staunton

Posted 16 February 2018
by Gráinne Staunton .

Protecting Digital Assets in your Will

Computer.

The value of our online lives is worth billions of pounds but many of these assets may never be passed on, as people are failing to record their digital worth.  In research undertaken by accountants PWC, the value of our…

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Martin Laver

Posted 15 January 2018
by Martin Laver .

Cutting Children Out of Your Will

The press (the Telegraph for example here) are reporting that Lady Lucan has left her estate entirely to Shelter, the homeless charity and has left nothing to her adult children. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 can…

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Martin Laver

Posted 12 January 2018
by Martin Laver .

Inheritance Act Claims – Delay defeats wife’s claim

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 provides a mechanism for disappointed family members and other dependants to bring claims against someone’s estate to seek additional sums where the will (or the rules governing situations where there is…

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Sue Halfyard

Posted 12 January 2018
by Sue Halfyard .

Home-made Wills

Solicitors in Exeter writing on a document

It can seem like a quick and easy option to buy a ‘Will pack’ which enables you to write your own Will. You may feel that your wishes are straightforward and it is just as simple for you to prepare…

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