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How to reduce inheritance tax obligations

What is inheritance tax? Inheritance tax is a tax paid on the property, money, and possessions of someone who has died. The tax is charged on your estate at 40% and the executor of your will is responsible for arranging…

Is it possible to have dementia and make a will?

The fact that somebody has a diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that they are unable to make a will. Determining whether someone is able to make a will depends on whether they have the “mental capacity” specifically to…

Dementia Awareness Week Drop-In Sessions

During Dementia Awareness Week we are offering free drop in sessions at our 16 School Road office in Sale. Come visit us on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of May for free legal advice regarding the issues which rise from…

Budget Statement 2016: Summary

Here are the main points that affect business owners, both self-employed and limited company directors; For businesses Corporation tax to be cut from the current 20%, to 17% by 2020. Class 2 National Insurance Contributions to be abolished for sole…

Why 2016 Should be the Year You Write Your Will

Rebecca Sharp, a partner at Manchester law firm, Slater Heelis, points out the pitfalls of departing this world leaving your intentions unclear – and how to avoid them by simply writing a Will. Most of us are reluctant to confront…

‘Digital Wills’ Could be the Future of Estates

A new consideration for wills has emerged over the past few years – what to consider when it comes to the deceased’s social media, video game and online accounts after their passing. Ownership of digital files such as word documents,…