Tags: wills

Trethowans raise over £200k of future income for Free Wills Month charities

May 18, 2020

The Wills, Trusts & Probate team at Trethowans have raised approximately £235,000 of future income for Free Wills Month charities after taking part in Free Wills Month in 2019.

NHS and Key Worker discount for new Will preparation

May 1, 2020

We are offering a 30% discount* to all NHS staff and Key Workers (as defined by government guidelines) on new Will preparation, to thank you for your support during this difficult time.

NHS workers exempt from Inheritance Tax if they die from Covid-19

April 23, 2020

Emergency services workers, including members of the NHS, are exempt from paying Inheritance Tax if they die from Covid-19.

Making a Will Checklist

April 2, 2020

Follow our making a will checklist and rest safe in the knowledge that you’ve planned for the future of your loved ones effectively.

Making a Will whilst you are in lockdown due to COVID-19

March 27, 2020

With the current situation in the UK and the world, sadly Wills have been pushed to the forefront of people’s minds. People are understandably concerned about how, whilst locked down due to the coronavirus outbreak, they can give instructions for a Will and get that Will signed.

New Intestacy Rules come into force on 6 February 2020

January 30, 2020

When someone dies, they hope their loved ones will be taken care of, not only emotionally, but financially as well. With a Will you can choose who you leave your assets to but, what happens if you pass away with out a Will?

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…