Parental Responsibility – Do I have it?

13/03/2019

What is Parental Responsibility? Parental responsibility or ‘PR’ is comprised of the rights and responsibilities a parent has in relation to their child until they reach the age of 18. This could include but is not limited to: registering the child’s name; choosing the child’s school; consenting to the child’s medical treatment and determining which religion the child follows.

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Preparing to grow old gracefully?

26/02/2019

Every day the papers are littered with stories about dementia and the other consequences of an ageing population. Luckily, the statistics show that most of us will not suffer from dementia but this article looks at how you can plan for the future and protect your family.

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The (increasing) Price of Probate

26/02/2019

When an individual passes away, most institutions freeze the deceased’s accounts until a Grant of Representation has been obtained by the personal representatives of that estate. A Grant of Representation will be required for purposes such as withdrawing funds, selling or transferring shares and selling a property; this list being non exhaustive.

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Who’s been naughty and who’s been nice? ....

20/12/2018

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.

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Lasting Power of Attorney refund scheme

06/12/2018

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.

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Legal 500 and Chambers Ranking

20/11/2018

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.

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