New laws for Sharia wills: what has changed?

Solicitors Tamasine Hankey and Nicola Plant from Pemberton Greenish LLP explain what the new guidelines on drawing up 'Sharia-compliant' wills mean in practice.

Wills | 31 Mar 2014

Pre-nuptial agreements: what's changed?

Pre-nups could soon become legal in England and Wales. Solicitor Charlotte Leckie explains all you need to know.

Savings | 14 Feb 2014

BLOG: Legacy donations can help reduce your inheritance tax burden

Leaving a legacy donations is an effective way to do good as well as reduce the inheritance tax burden on your family, writes solicitor Lauren Killilea.

Wills | 31 Jan 2014

Almost half of over-35s' wills 'inaccurate'

Almost half of people aged 35 and over who have written a will have failed to amend it following a change of heart or circumstance, a report has found.

Wills | 23 Jan 2014

Code of ethics for will writers unveiled

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) has unveiled a code of practice for will writing for its members.

Wills | 13 Jan 2014

Wouldn't Downton Abbey be dull if they had just made a will?

Squabbles over inheritance make great TV viewing but they are the last thing you would want your loved ones to deal with, writes lawyer Jeremey Curtis.

Tax | 04 Dec 2013

How to reduce your tax bill

Less tax should mean higher returns for you and your beneficiaries.

Tax | 25 Oct 2013

Quick checklist: making a will

Six top tips on getting your will air-tight and right the first time.

Wills | 22 Oct 2013

A grave issue: which will is right for you?

There a several different types of will available. It pays to make sure you have the one to suit your situation.

Wills | 30 Jul 2013

How to celebrate no longer working for the taxman...

To celebrate Tax Freedom Day, follow these essential steps and make sure your tax arrangements are in the best possible shape.

Tax | 30 May 2013

Seven million homeowners without a will are at 'serious risk'

There is a considerable lack of awareness among homeowners for the need for a will, leaving many vulnerable to serious financial difficulties, says a new report.

Tax | 28 May 2013

Is your will up to scratch?

Will-writing will remain unregulated so it’s never been more important to ensure yours fits the bill.

Wills | 16 May 2013

Thousands of over 50s could have out of date wills

Family disputes could be on the rise after it was revealed a third of over 50s may have out of date wills.

Wills | 05 Mar 2013

Taxman clamps down on self-employed

Up to two million people, mostly the self-employed, are to have their credit files secretly checked.

Tax | 03 Dec 2012

Tax dodgers in firing line

Hundreds of suspected tax dodgers received letters from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) this weekend stating their financial affairs are under close scrutiny.

Tax | 26 Nov 2012

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