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Power of Attorney: Making your wishes clear

Power of Attorney: Making your wishes clear

If you are considering giving Power of Attorney to a loved one, we understand that this may feel overwhelming. There are many considerations, including choosing someone you trust to carry out your wishes and conduct your affairs as you would want. Choosing the right...
Planning your legacy through charitable giving in your will

Planning your legacy through charitable giving in your will

There are many reasons why someone might choose to leave money to charity in their will. Tax planning may be a key incentive, or it could be due to a lack of close family members. Some may simply wish to create a longer lasting personal legacy or they might have...
Paying inheritance tax when estate funds are tied up

Paying inheritance tax when estate funds are tied up

When applying for probate in regard to an estate which is subject to inheritance tax, the Probate Registry requires tax to be paid before the grant of probate application. This can prove difficult as most financial institutions will not pay out sums to executors...
How has Covid-19 affected inheritance tax?

How has Covid-19 affected inheritance tax?

There is still much uncertainty about the true impact of coronavirus on all aspects of our lives. Inheritance tax is no different, with the fallout of the pandemic affecting the value of estates, inheritance tax planning, and the valuation of business assets...
Protecting your business if you lose mental capacity

Protecting your business if you lose mental capacity

With people seeking greater flexibility and a better work-life balance, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) now account for 99 per cent of all private businesses in the UK. ‘Launching and building your new startup is an exciting time and contingency planning is...