Inheritance Tax is too complicated. It needs to be simplified

Inheritance Tax (IHT) has been described as ‘fiendishly complex’. A new report by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) offers 11 recommendations for simplifying it. When even the chancellor describes a tax as “particularly complex”, it’s a sure sign it … Find out more »


Step-sisters’ inheritance hangs on whose parent died first

Which of two step-sisters receives a £300,000 inheritance rests on a judge’s opinion of whose parent died first, in a cautionary tale for parents yet to draft a Will. In October 2016, John Scarle, 79, and Ann Scarle, 69, both … Find out more »

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Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows you (the Donor) to nominate a person you trust (the Attorney) to handle all your affairs in the event that you are unable to due to mental incapacity. … Find out more »

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September press

Please click on the links below to read the latest press pieces for The Probate Practice. The Probate Practice press piece Ham & High Sept Jewish Chronicle Probate Practice Press Piece

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The importance of considering your business in your will

If you own a business, careful consideration should be taken to ensure that your business is adequately provided for should you become seriously ill or die. It is important to draw up a Lasting Power of Attorney whereby you appoint … Find out more »

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Bank’s Executor Fees

Did you know that you (as a beneficiary) can ask a bank to stand down from acting as Executor to a will if it is felt that the fees are too high? Banks can demand very high fees for executing … Find out more »

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