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30 November 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Direct Line Insurance, Guildford in Surrey was dubbed the Inheritance Tax capital of the UK after it was revealed that as many as 658 families from the town southwest of London were subject to the tax between 2015 and 2016. On average, each family are said to have paid £231,000 per estate (a total of just under £152 million), more than anywhere else in the country.

25 October 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

A new report carried out by the Scottish Government looked at data on robbery in the past decade.

18 September 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

According to the Scottish Government’s statistical report on the criminal justice system, both the rate of reconviction and the average number of reconvictions per person have been slowly decreasing since 2003. The statistics are based on the data of people who were released from custody in 2015-16 or received a non-custodial sentence during that period.

27 August 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

A programme designed to rehabilitate male domestic abuse offenders, in addition to supporting the women and children affected, is being extended into six Scottish local authorities.

19 July 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

A new report into intergenerational wealth transfer has found that over 11 million people aged between 25-45 in the UK expect to receive some sort of inheritance from their parents or grandparents, with nearly half (5.1 million) of these expecting to inherit at least £50,000 in fixed assets or money. 

13 July 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

A call for evidence has been launched over proposed new legislation that aims to provide vulnerable witnesses and victims of crime with a better experience of the criminal justice system in Scotland. 

28 June 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

Anti-fraud body Financial Fraud Action UK has issued a warning on the risks associated with acting as a money mule for fraudsters after a 26-year-old man was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 280 hours of unpaid work. 

15 June 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

Acting as executor for an estate carries a great deal of responsibility, and while the majority of executries are completed without incident, complications can arise and executors can sometimes find themselves in a difficult and unexpected situation. 

25 May 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Family Law

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation over a proposed family justice modernisation strategy. 

08 May 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published a call for evidence and an on-line survey to gather information about people’s experience and perceptions of Inheritance Tax.  

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