Yearly Wills & Trusts Archives: 2016

Unending care costs and lasting power of attorney

Unending care costs and lasting power of attorney

This week, the cost of care has taken centre stage in UK politics. The ballooning elderly population is putting a strain on the NHS, and friends and relatives... Read More

Feeling charitable? How donations to charity can offset your inheritance tax

Feeling charitable? How donations to charity can offset your inheritance tax

As it approaches Christmas, the season of good will, people become more generous toward their friends, family and, in many cases, favourite charities.... Read More

Private Client: a lesson in psychology

Private Client: a lesson in psychology

Rebecca Adlington says in this week’s The Lady that her greatest fear is death, which I find strange since death is not something that you can control. I... Read More

Record number of court challenges to power of attorney arrangements

Record number of court challenges to power of attorney arrangements

Over the last three years, the number of power of attorney revocations has risen by 153%, according to data obtained under the Freedom of Information... Read More

Man finds 3.5m worth of gold in his inherited house

Man finds €3.5m worth of gold in his inherited house

n unnamed Frenchman quite literally struck gold when he inherited a house in Normandy from a deceased relative. After the anonymous heir began moving around... Read More

Housing Minister advises pensioners to leave property to grandchildren

Housing Minister advises pensioners to leave property to grandchildren

The Housing Minister Gavin Barwell has advised grandparents to disinherit their children and leave their property to their grandchildren instead. Mr... Read More

The battle over Tom Clancys estate

The battle over Tom Clancy’s estate

The beneficiaries of the American novelist and video game designer have found themselves in a dispute over tax payable on his estate. Clancy was best known for... Read More

Unexpected, inexplicable, unfair, and improper: wills and mental incapacity

Unexpected, inexplicable, unfair, and improper: wills and mental incapacity

The Clinton health conspiracies have been a remarkable demonstration of the joy people take in pathologising the frailties of others. A fainting fit at a 911... Read More

8m Ming porcelain collection belonging to late Thatcher aide to be broken up

£8m Ming porcelain collection belonging to late Thatcher aide to be broken up

A dramatic legal battle over what has been described as “the world’s most important collection of 17th Century Chinese porcelain”, built up by former... Read More

Unlucky families hit by new inheritance tax rules delay

Unlucky families hit by new inheritance tax rules delay

Families who have paid inheritance tax since April 2015 have not benefited from the changes brought in because it appears that the Government has taken longer... Read More