Partner, Head of Private ClientShona Brown
Bereavement is often unexpected or sudden. In addition to coping with grief family and friends can be faced with the complexities of registering the death, arranging the funeral, seeking legal advice and dealing with tax issues and ensuring distribution of the deceased's estate in accordance with his or her wishes.
We have experience in dealing with estates both large and small. We have a tax team who deal with HMRC on a daily basis and know the available reliefs and exemptions.
We are experts and will ensure that the Executors will meet all the responsibilities.
Making a list of digital assets to keep track of an online footprint
Increasingly many of us now have a significant online presence be it through online banking services, music/film subscription or social networking sites.
This greater presence presents a number of peculiar legal problems on death and in particular the issue of access for Executors to retrieve relevant information which is required in the administration of an estate.
Our list may be a useful starting point in identifying the information which maybe required. This can be downloaded here.