Tags: wills

How does Inheritance Tax work?

November 4, 2019

Our estate planning solicitors have created this article to guide you through the intricacies of inheritance tax, what it is and when you are expected to pay.

Who is entitled to see a Will after death?

October 4, 2019

Subject to the circumstances described below, only the personal representatives appointed in a Will are legally entitled to see the will before the grant (also known as Probate) is issued.

Who can Witness a Will?

September 25, 2019

It is very easy for Wills to be invalidated because of how they are executed (signed). The laws governing Will writing and what makes a Will valid under English and Welsh law are fairly old but still very much used today and there is a lot of case law which has developed this over the years.

The law of succession – the LGBTQ+ perspective

August 23, 2019

As public demonstrations Pride events are an important way of campaigning for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Unlike most other minorities, being gay is a profoundly individual, and often isolating, experience. Most LGBTQ+ children are born into heterosexual families, often without a support network or anyone to turn to as they realise they are not like most others. This is why a public…

Probate – What do I do?

July 18, 2019

When a loved one passes away it can be an upsetting and stressful time. Many people are not sure what steps they need to take or what procedures or legal rules they need to follow particularly if they are named as executor in the will or if a will cannot be found and an intestacy situation arises.

How do you know if a Will is valid? Here are some handy tips on ‘Disputed Wills’

April 14, 2019

Andrew Carswell is a partner specialising in Commercial Litigation and in particular Contentious Probate and Trust disputes. He provides an overview of some of the situations he encounters where families disagree over the Wills.

Where is your Will now?

January 14, 2019

If you made a Will or an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) with David Davies solicitors in Salisbury, there is a chance that we are now holding this for you.

Undue influence – modern areas of impact

August 17, 2017

The legal concept of Undue Influence has been with us for many years. Although distinct from its older cousin “Duress”, its principles are similar. The central question when dealing with this subject is how does the law allow individuals the freedom to make contracts, give money or property and make Wills, but protect them from others who seek to persuade or influence, or even…