Leap Year

2020 is a leap year. Legend says that St Patrick decreed that ladies could propose on the one extra day in February. Increasing your inheritance tax allowances is not the most romantic reason to get married or enter into a civil partnership but it is certainly well worth your consideration. One of my colleagues was …

Moving Home

I have purchased just 2 homes in my life. The 1st, in 1988, when there was a property boom and the second in 1996. The legal process was not that important to me. I just wanted to be in my new home. It is 23 years since I bought my last home and so much …

Bereavement

When a family member or dear friend dies you may not only have to deal with your feelings of loss you may also have to wind up their financial affairs. This may involve the obtaining of a grant of probate (where there is a will) or a grant of letters of administration (where there is …

Be prepared and make a Lasting Power of Attorney – it may help save you and your family a lot of time, money and stress …

Spouses, children and other family members, are becoming more aware that they are not automatically entitled to take over the management of their loved one’s financial affairs if they are no longer capable of doing it themselves. The only way anyone can be certain who will step in and manage their financial affairs is by …