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  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…

Teenage orphan’s trustee, 39, who helped herself to up to £60,000 of the 17-year-old’s inheritance money is jailed for two years A trustee of a teenage orphan’s inheritance who helped herself to up to £60,000 of the boy’s money has been jailed for two years and three months. Mother-of-three Melaney Watford, 39, was a close friend…

A fortune for a feline: is it even legal? Back in February 2019, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had passed away. The famed creative director of leading fashion house, Chanel, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer aged 85 after having amassed a considerable fortune (as much as £150 million according to media reports). The loss of…

  Gaby Eirew suffered two big bereavements in the space of a month. The experience impelled her to find a way of prompting parents to record video messages for their children. When Gaby Eirew’s father was dying from pancreatic cancer one of his last pieces of advice was: “Grieve for me for two years, after…

The Government is undertaking a £1 billion programme of judicial reform including extensive changes to the probate system which will see a sliding scale of court fees introduced to increase the flat fee paid through a solicitor of £155 on an estate valued at between £500,000 and £1 million to £2,500. On estates valued at…

A woman who had not seen her estranged father for 26 years has been refused a larger bequest from his estate. Lady Tara Wellesley, the artist daughter of Earl Cowley who died in 2016, had been left £20,000 in her father’s will. The £1.3 million estate provided the four-times married earl’s widow with an income…

They say that only the good die young and that’s certainly supported by statistics with the average life expectancy in the Westcountry 83 years for women and 80 years for men. But a report to the House of Commons last year indicated a rise in mortality rates since 2012 for 15-34-year-olds. Many young people may…

We live in a digital age – we book everything from books to holidays, pay bills, buy lunch and coffee on the same phone we use to upload photos, listen to music, play games and even, occasionally, make phone calls. But what happens to our digital assets when we die? Most of us will have…

Divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally difficult life events you may experience. Divorce support is therefore crucial. Getting the right divorce advice and assistance can help guide you through the process and the difficulties, of what can be an emotional rollercoaster.   Times are changing. We are seeing many more people issuing…

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