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  • 27 June 2017
    Who gets the family silver once you've gone?

    Personal chattels are something which can be fought over more than cash! In my experience, personal items can be more important to family members than the money given their sentimental value. I have… Read more

  • 23 June 2017
    Save on Inheritance Tax!

    Since 2010, the number of estates which have paid inheritance tax has risen from 10,000 to 40,000. That means the number of people paying IHT has quadrupled! In the year to May 2017, the inheritance… Read more

  • 9 June 2017
    10 Reasons NOT to make a will?

    Why should I make a will? 1. I know for a fact I’m never going to die!2. My spouse deserves everything he/she gets, so I’m happy for him/her to suffer trying to sort out my estate without a will!… Read more

  • 9 June 2017
    Who will look after your pets once you're gone?

    Nicola Steadman, from our Inheritance Department, writes: “I lose count of the times I’m told ‘I don’t have anything to leave’ or ‘There’ll be nothing left after my day’. But this… Read more

  • 6 June 2017
    Things to remember if you're a Residential Landlord..

    Renting out a house can be a minefield. Regulations and requirements for landlords are always being updated. Here is a quick overview of things to remember.1. You must see and make a copy of evidenc… Read more

  • 26 May 2017
    Great North Swim!

    On Sunday 11th June, Cheryl Hood from our Windermere office and Sue Coulson from Coulson Associates in Windermere are taking part in the Great North Swim in Windermere www.greatrun.org/great-swim, swi… Read more

  • 18 May 2017
    Benefits of Powers of Attorney

    This week is Dementia Awareness Week, and solicitor Nicola Steadman has been considering the benefits of Powers of Attorney. A Power of Attorney is a document which allows somebody else to make decis… Read more

  • 17 May 2017
    Incompetency and dishonesty in the UK Wills market...

    Everyone should have a will – especially if you have children, you own property or have savings, insurance policies or you own a business. We spend our lives working for ourselves and our loved ones… Read more

  • 28 April 2017
    Selling your house? Things you need to know

    When you have found a buyer for your house you will be asked to fill in a Property Information Form which will give the buyer key information. It is very important that the information you give is acc… Read more

  • 21 April 2017
    Alzheimer's Dementia Awareness Week

    Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer – and The Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to unite against this terrible disease. Aware… Read more

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