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Q – Why should I make a Will?

A – If you die without leaving a Will your Estate will pass following the “rules of intestacy”. These rules were first drawn up 1925 and are outdated and onerous and may mean that your Estate does not pass to…

The complete guide to Power of Attorney

It’s difficult to think of a time in the future when we may struggle to make important decisions regarding our own personal welfare. Yet no matter how distant that day seems, it always pays to plan ahead and prepare for…

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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…

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What is probate and when you do need a probate specialist?

What is probate? Probate is the legal and financial process involved in dealing with the assets of someone who has died. This formal grant of representation is required when someone dies who has significant assets which need to be realised,…

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Slater Heelis Launches Twiddlemuff Drive For Those With Dementia

The Private Client team at Slater Heelis are asking the crafty folk of Greater Manchester to get out their knitting needles to help those with dementia. We are collecting ‘Twiddlemuffs’, a colourful and engaging dementia aid which can be made…

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Slater Heelis Awarded Lexcel Accreditation for 13th Year in a Row

After a rigorous on-site assessment by the Law Society, Slater Heelis has been awarded the Lexcel Accreditation for excellence in practice management and client care for the 13th year in a row. The optional independent assessment benchmarks firms against the…

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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…

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The Impact of Brexit on the Property Market

Following the announcement of Britain’s decision to leave the EU, the impact of Brexit on the property market has been one of the most discussed topics. The immediate negative impact on the market following the vote sent shockwaves through the…