Edward Hands and Lewis is now a nationally-acclaimed body. For over a hundred years Edward Hands and Lewis has been an established solicitors in the Leicestershire area, but now we have branched out across the UK.
Inheritance tax (IHT) has for many years been viewed as more of a voluntary tax. Whilst it is not quite that straightforward, considerable IHT savings can be made with careful planning.
IHT is charged at 40% on an individual’s estate on death to the extent that this exceeds the nil rate band of £325,000 (now frozen until 2014/15).
There are numerous planning options to consider ranging from Wills, gifts out of income, gifts out of capital and trusts, to name but a few. If these were not enough, there are also investments which allow you to retain full access but which are exempt from IHT after as little as two years ownership and can work in conjunction with life assurance to make these immediately effective.
When planning for the future we also offer Lasting Powers of Attorney to ensure that your assets are secure should the worst happen.
Professional advice on how to reduce your potential IHT liability is essential and we have considerable expertise in finding a solution that is right for you.
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We offer a free initial assessment so you know that you have found the right people for the job. Contact us and no matter what your enquiry is about, we will find the right person to deal with your case.
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At Edward Hands and Lewis several of our specialists are multi-lingual in the following languages: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Serbo-Croation, French, Italian, German, Swedish. For any other languages, the services of translators may be appropriate.
At Edward Hands and Lewis we have an award winning team to deliver legal services to you. Our solicitors and support teams have won awards for their expertise and business acumen and continue to deliver excellence in the profession.