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  • EHL Wills Team
    Lasting Power of Attorney are not just for the elderly
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    In October 2013 when Justice Minister Lord McNally announced changes to the registration process for lasting Power of Attorney he suggested having an LPA was as important as having a Will. He went on to suggest having such a document in place would save family unnecessary trauma and expense. The Justice Ministry’s attempt to simplify… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Don’t forget your pets
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    Edward Hands & Lewis supports the Dog’s Trust as one of our charities.  But animals are often overlooked when making a Will. When making a Will you decide who will be your executors, who will receive your assets and who will look after your children if you should die. Although many families have pets (dogs… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Foreign Property and the power to sell.
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    With increasing numbers of people purchasing foreign property it is important to remember what legal issues need addressing when buying the property over and above the usual matters relating to the purchase. Many buy property overseas for retirement purposes with the intention of returning to the UK. It is essential to take legal advice in… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    What happens if you’ve been left out of a loved ones will?
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    It is often difficult to know where to turn when a loved one passes away.  If there is a will in place at the time of someone’s death, their estate will be dealt with in accordance with that will.  In some cases the will was made numerous years in advance and loved ones may not… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    Executors and online banking.
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      It is important when someone dies that the Executor is able to access all information regarding all assets the deceased has. The Executor has to obtain values of all assets as quickly as possible to establish whether there is any inheritance tax to pay and to establish whether details of any gifts of money… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Wills and Foreign Property
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      With an increasing number of people owning property abroad dealing with its disposal following death can be tricky if the appropriate consideration has not been given. There are many things to consider when purchasing property abroad and the question of how it will be disposed in the event of death should not be ignored…. Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    A Will in Contemplation of Marriage
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    Some couples may be co-habiting with the intention of one day getting married or entering into civil partnership. Modern trends suggest couples with this intention set up home first choosing to defer the cost and commitment of putting the relationship on different footing. Marriage or a civil partnership may invalidate a Will and as a… Learn more

  • EHL Wills Team
    Cohabitation and Wills
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    The need for a Will is often seen as the exclusive territory for the middle aged and elderly. So is it something for parents and grandparents to think about or should it be on the ‘to do’ list for every adult? The Office of National Statistics shows there were 5.9 million people cohabiting in the… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Downton Abbey: the plot thickens…
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    Downton Abbey is proving to be a fascinating insight into the world of inheritance and estate planning, with a series of unfortunate incidents befalling the family along the way. And the Legal Profession are delighted to be playing such a prominent role! Not since the heady days of LA Law or Ally McBeal has a… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Downton Abbey: “Real Life” inheritance issues
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    Downton Abbey started the season with Mary coming to terms with the death of her late husband, Matthew, who owned half of the Downton Estate since coming to the rescue in series 3.  But in a blink-and-you-miss-it comment, the premise of the series is underpinned by the lament if only he’d made a Will…   … Learn more

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