How can you treat those on the nice list, be tax efficient and be more popular than ever this Christmas, all in one go? Tax efficient gifting that’s how! Gifts can be liable for Inheritance Tax (IHT) if you give away more than £325,000 capital in the 7 years before your death. While for some this tax charge can be unavoidable, there are ways in which tax efficient gifting can significantly reduce any potential tax charge for others.
Following a consultation by the Ministry of Justice, it has been decided that the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), with whom Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) must be registered before they can be used, overcharged registration fees between April 2013 and March 2017.
Solicitors from Wansbroughs’ insurance litigation and private client teams have been singled out for special recognition of their skills by the Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK for both professionals and clients alike.
As a follow up to a series of blogs published last year by Oliver Price, we have been keeping up to date with the latest General Data Protection Regulation (679/2016/EU) (GDPR) developments.
Matthew Roberts, a solicitor at Wansbroughs Solicitors in Melksham, discusses child arrangements following a separation. Unfortunately it is not always possible for parents to agree the care arrangements for their children following separation. In those circumstances the Court can be called upon to determine what arrangements are in the best interests of those children. These arrangements can be set out in a Child Arrangements Order specifying, amongst other things, with whom the child is to live and spend time with.
This month, a Supreme Court ruling means that civil partnerships will now be available to heterosexual as well as homosexual couples. But it’s not just couples who are after this alternative to marriage; Catherine and Ginda Utley, sisters who live together, have recently made headlines when calling out for civil partnerships to be made available to siblings too.