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29 July 2019Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

According to recent research from Direct Life Line Insurance, 60 per cent of divorced Brits, who are now in a new relationship, have failed to update any of their personal finances since their previous marriage. This includes the beneficiaries of their pension, death in service benefits, health and life insurance, money in trust, or their will.

18 June 2019Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

Scotland’s cohabitation laws are in urgent need of reform as they do not support those going through the grieving process of a cohabitant’s death, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

19 February 2019Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

The Scottish Government launched a public consultation on the 17th February 2019, asking how the law covering succession could better reflect 21st century Scotland.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.  

17 April 2018Davidson Shirley Solicitors Wills & Estates

In an interesting case from Wales, a judge in Cardiff’s High Court has taken the unusual step of overturning a deceased man’s will to award property and some money to his long-term partner, reports the Daily Mail

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