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  • Appointment of solicitors - making an informed choice

    Appointment of solicitors - making an informed choice

    23 November 2011

    A person making a Will appoints executors to administer the estate after their death. Professional executors including solicitors, banks and will writing firms are entitled to charge for the work read more...


  • You can't take it with you

    You can't take it with you

    14 November 2011

    Many of us choose not to think about the reality of death and by doing so, often postpone planning issues that are so important in order to ensure the welfare of our family and loved ones in the read more...


  • Disinherited adult daughter wins claim

    Disinherited adult daughter wins claim

    31 October 2011

    English Law has generally allowed a person of sound mind to leave his or her estate to whoever they choose even if that decision may seem unreasonable or perverse. The Inheritance (Provision read more...


  • Estate planning for second marriages

    Estate planning for second marriages

    2 June 2011

    Around 40% of all weddings in the UK are second or subsequent marriages. They present complex and potentially contentious Estate Planning challenges. Often, one or both of the parties already has read more...