Yearly Wills & Trusts Archives: 2014

Law Society withdraws Sharia law wills guidance

Law Society withdraws Sharia law wills guidance

Vardags director Christopher Hall has reported on the introduction of the Law Society’s new practice note for solicitors, which offered guidance on how to... Read More

What is a trust? Three certainties to ensure validity

What is a trust? Three certainties to ensure validity

It is said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes, but for legal purposes the language of trusts is also subject to the security of... Read More

An introduction to The Inheritance and Trustee Powers Act 2014

An introduction to The Inheritance and Trustee Powers Act 2014

The Inheritance and Trustee Powers Act 2014, which comes into force on 1st October, makes substantial changes to the law of intestacy, the Inheritance... Read More

Law Society publishes practice note on Sharia law wills

Law Society publishes practice note on Sharia law wills

The Law Society has provided guidance on Sharia law to assist Muslim clients with assets in England and Wales. It is possible to write an Islamic will and... Read More

Make sure you sign your own will: the cautionary tale of Marley v Rawlings

Make sure you sign your own will: the cautionary tale of Marley v Rawlings

The case of Marley v Rawlings, decided by the Supreme Court last month, reminds us that signing the right will is important. At the end of a stressful deal,... Read More

Estate planning: How can I keep my pets safe after my death?

Estate planning: How can I keep my pets safe after my death?

If you have beloved pets it is hard enough to keep them safe and well while you are alive, but what happens after you are dead? You cannot simply leave your... Read More

Leaving your estate in trust to avoid family feuds

Leaving your estate in trust to avoid family feuds

Inheritance issues are in the headlines following the reading of Nelson Mandela’s will. They highlight problems that are becoming increasingly common with... Read More

What will happen to my shares if I die intestate?

What will happen to my shares if I die intestate?

If you have not made a will before your death, the intestacy rules dictate who inherits any shares that you own. This means that your company shares... Read More