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National Power of Attorney Day

So you’re an attorney – what now? Today is National Power of Attorney Day, with campaigns and information on social media and TV encouraging us all to start a conversation and put powers of attorney in place.  It’s an important protection to have, and puts you firmly in control, knowing that you’ve appointed the people […]

What we talk about when we talk about your will…

So what DO we talk about when we talk about your will? We talk about you. We talk about your personal and family circumstances, and your financial situation. We get to know who, and what, are most important to you, where your priorities lie, and any worries and concerns you might have. If you already […]

Inheritance tax: The magic million – true or false?

Firstly, it’s important to remember each person’s estate is dealt with individually. Married couples or civil partners do not have one joint estate, they have two individual estates and two separate wills. Their estates are dealt with in the order in which they die. For inheritance tax purposes, each individual estate has a ‘nil rate […]

Do as your granter would have done if you’re the attorney

This week marks National Power of Attorney Day, with campaigns and information on social media and TV encouraging us all to start a conversation and put powers of attorney in place. It’s an important protection to have, and puts you firmly in control, knowing that you’ve appointed the people you trust and who know you […]