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Stranded in the UK?

Click here to download this article as a PDF. Stranded in the UK and the consequences for tax residency and domicile. Widespread restrictions on travel and the closing of some borders as a result of the current pandemic have left many individuals stranded in the UK unable to return home. Although we have entered into …

Stranded in the UK?

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Should I make a will now? The question we are being asked during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Making a will. To download this article as a PDF, please click here. There has been a significant increase in the number of people seeking to make a Will or review their Wills during the current crisis as well as executing Powers of Attorney. We understand that this may be a cause of great anxiety …

Should I make a will now? The question we are being asked during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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To Marry or Cohabit?

Wills, Trusts and Probate lawyer, Donna Payne, features in the latest edition of Ye Old Fighting Cock publication and discusses whether its better for couples to cohabit or get married. Click here for full article on page 8.

To Marry or Cohabit?

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Leaving a legacy for your pet

Considering leaving a legacy for your pet? Many will have heard the tale of Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette, who reportedly inherited a substantial sum from the German fashion designer’s £153 million estate.  Whilst many of us with pets may not have the resources to fund such a lavish legacy, have you thought about what will …

Leaving a legacy for your pet

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I do, or not I do?

The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019 comes into force on 26 May 2019 allowing both same-sex and opposite-sex couples to choose either marriage or civil partnership. It has taken well over a decade to achieve equality in this area.  In December 2005 the Civil Partnership Act was implemented.  This enabled same-sex …

I do, or not I do?

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Warning: Probate fees increase

A controversial increase in probate application fees has moved a step closer to being introduced, after being narrowly approved at a parliamentary committee hearing earlier this month. The fee, which is currently £155 when using a solicitor and £215 when people apply directly, will now be applied on a sliding scale according to the value …

Warning: Probate fees increase

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