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Reform set to cut complexity of inheritance tax

Posted on 09th August 2019 in Probate & Wills

Proposed changes could have far-reaching implications for future estate tax planning Sweeping reform of inheritance tax has been recommended to cut complexity of the so-called ‘death tax’, but experts are warning that individuals will need to review existing planning if the changes go ahead.

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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Where can you be buried or scattered after your death?

Posted on 28th January 2019 in Probate & Wills

Our final journey is one we all make alone, but it’s up to every individual to make sure those left behind are fully aware of the last wishes of the deceased. That includes how to deal with the body, whether that means cremation or burial.

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Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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GDPR: Implications for Trustees

Posted on 18th April 2018 in Probate & Wills

GDPR represents a tightening up of the obligations owed by trustees and an extension of some of the obligations to those supplying services to trustees, such as solicitors and accountants. It will come into force on 25 May 2018.

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Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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What is STEP?

Posted on 19th June 2017 in Probate & Wills

TEP stands for Trust and Estate Practitioner, and is the designation given to full members of STEP – the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations.

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Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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How do I write a valid Will?

Posted on 29th March 2017 in Probate & Wills

There are certain legal stipulations that apply when making a Will and these need to be adhered to in order for your Will to be valid under UK law:

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Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

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The importance of inheritance

Posted on 24th January 2017 in Probate & Wills

A recent study by the Institute of Fiscal Studies has shown both how the wealth of elderly generations is on the rise and, also, the growing importance of inherited wealth.

Posted by

Rachael Morley

Associate and Solicitor