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The festive season is almost upon us. And while Christmas can be a time of joy, family and togetherness for many, we can feel it all the more acutely when all is not well at home. Christmas can be exceptionally hard on recently divorced parents. Both parties can feel the stress and strain of facing…

Please note that all of our offices will be closed from 1pm-5pm on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 due to an essential upgrade on our computer system. We will re-open at 9am on Thursday 24th October 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we hope you can appreciate the necessity of this upgrade…

The number of people dying without a will, that is to say “intestate”, remains alarmingly high. Yet, leaving things to chance can cause unnecessary stress and heartache for loved ones left behind. The intestacy rules, which determine who inherits your estate if you have not made a will, date back almost a century, and despite…

The third anniversary of Prince’s death has recently passed and there are few signs of the administration of his estate being concluded as reported in-fighting between the administrator and the beneficiaries continues. Caroline Belam comments on how some of the issues might have been avoided if Prince had prepared a Will. On 21 April 2016,…

It may be tempting to use a do-it-yourself will kit to decide how to divide your estate after you die, but you could create problems that will leave loved ones with a legal headache. The number of inheritance disputes being heard in the High Court has jumped by over 60% in the past two years….

Have you been an executor in the last 30 years? It is possible thousands of pounds could be owing to your deceased relatives estate for mis-sold PPI. In the wake of the PPI saga, the Banks put back more than £50 billion to cover the costs of settling any claims. It is estimated that around…

  A clutch of the wealthiest families in the UK are taking advantage of inheritance tax rules designed to help small businesses and landowners, saving themselves almost £700m a year, according to a report. The campaigning group Tax Justice UK found 234 families with more than £1m in business assets shared £458m in relief in the 2015-16 year thanks…

There was a time when Equity Release had a bad name, accused of creating more problems than it solved. But thanks partly to better regulation of the industry, an increasing number of people are looking at this way of generating much-needed cash later in life. Plymouth solicitor Chloe Hamblin, who specialises in property matters at…

  We’re thrilled to share with you that we’re taking part in Elmer’s Big Parade and helping to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth! For 10 weeks in the summer of 2019 a parade of 40 fabulously colourful and unique elephants shall be taking you on a trail around the beautiful city of Plymouth…

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