Legal services for older people

It is wise for people to plan ahead and set out what they would like to happen should they one day become unable to make decisions for themselves.

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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which enables someone who has capacity and is over 18 (the Donor) to select another person or persons (Attorney(s)) to make decisions on behalf of the Donor.

If no LPA is in place, it may be necessary to apply for a Deputyship application.

It is no longer possible to make an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) but any valid EPAs signed before 1 October 2007 will remain effective. We can arrange for the registration of an EPA.

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Understanding the new Inheritance Tax Rules

31/05/2017
Understanding the new Inheritance Tax Rules
Many people may have heard about the new inheritance tax allowance that has been introduced in April 2017, which adds an extra tax free amount when you own property. The new rules unfortunately are...
Inheritance tax changes

The recent Budget saw the Chancellor announce reforms to Inheritance Tax rules which were widely expected following the Conservative Party’s General Election victory.  Currently, a married couple are able to access allowances of £325,000 each, which can be doubled up and applied as a single allow

Grandmother with Grandchild

The Prime Minister David Cameron has recently suggested that he would be “happy” to look at plans for so called “granny leave” giving working grandparents the right to take up to 18 weeks of shared paren

Divorce and new tax developments

Transfers of property between separating couples should take place in the tax year of separation to avoid