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  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    A matter of Trust
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    With the rise in the number of people protecting their assets from excessive Taxation by the use of Trusts family lawyers are finding the unique problems they create quite a challenge .   Most children would not see their parents matrimonial home as belonging to the children at least while the parents were still alive… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Prest v Petrodel: Sanity Restored?
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    Slightly earlier than I expected, the Supreme Court has now announced its judgement in this landmark case of the husband who tried to put his assets beyond the reach of the English Courts and, of course therefore, his wife by having them owned by a whole group of Companies, of which it is fair to… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Should I have a pre-nup?
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    A prenuptial is a formal agreement entered into by a couple before they get married. It secures what they have agreed will happen to any assets in the case of a divorce. Both parties can agree that the wealthier partner does not suffer a 50% loss of assets. This is especially good to have if… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    How do I change my name?
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    Your name can be changed at any point in your life, for any reason, provided it is not to defraud or deceive another person. To change a name, there is not a legal procedure to follow; you simply just start by using your new name. Forenames and surnames can be changed, along with the adding… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What is the time limit for bringing a claim against a deceased’s estate?
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    We are often instructed by clients to provide advice on bringing a claim against an estate after someone has passed away on the basis they require reasonable financial provision from the estate. Our first consideration in these matters is whether the client is within the relevant time period to make a claim.  This is known… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    What happens when the court makes a Will for you?
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    For a will to be valid, the person making it must have the mental capacity to understand what they are doing and the consequences. Sometimes, for instance in Alzheimer’s cases, it is apparent that a person is not able to make a will for themselves. In these circumstances, a person may die without leaving a valid… Learn more

  • SDLT & Dividends in specie
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    There may be occasions where, rather than paying a dividend in cash, it is decided that a distribution of assets (often a property) would be preferable; this is called a ‘dividend in specie’. So long as there is no obligation to pay a dividend, no SDLT liability will arise because there is no chargeable consideration…. Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    How do I know if I am entitled to make a claim against someone’s estate?
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      We are often asked by clients how they can find out whether they are entitled to make a claim against an estate of someone who has passed away.  We are experts in providing advice for making a claim against a deceased’s estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. If you… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Gifting money to charity in your Will
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      With the great EHL and LOROS marathon cycle ride from Leicester to Skegness less than 24 hours away please do not hesitate to use the link on our website to sponsor our intrepid team. They’ve all been burning up the roads in training for this 86 mile endurance event. I’m sure they will all be… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Should I buy a Leasehold or Freehold property?
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    In English property law there are two main estates in land, Leasehold and Freehold.  Many people are confused as to the distinction between the two and worry that if they are buying a Leasehold property that their rights are somehow less than that if they were buying a Freehold property. When you buy a Freehold… Learn more

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