New legislation for remote signing of wills

New legislation for remote signing of wills

The law relating to wills in England & Wales is to be amended so that wills can be witnessed remotely under certain conditions and shall still be valid. The change will be put into legislation later this year but will be backdated to 31st January, with the...
Online LPA Digital Service

Online LPA Digital Service

The Office of the Public Guardian has unveiled a new online service for registered Lasting Powers of Attorney, which is designed to help attorneys prove their status to banks, health care providers and other organisations. The idea behind the new service is to enable...
Updated Inheritance Tax Allowances

Updated Inheritance Tax Allowances

As from 6th April, the amount a married couple, or those in a civil partnership, can leave free of inheritance tax has increased so it is now possible for such a couple can now leave a combined amount of up to £1 million to their direct descendants.  This amount is...
Signing a Will or Power of Attorney during COVID-19

Signing a Will or Power of Attorney during COVID-19

The current difficult circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus has affected many things but one area where it is having considerable impact is in the area of signing documents, particularly wills and powers of attorney. There is some anecdotal evidence that enquiries...
Recent case highlights the importance for business owners to plan for business succession

The importance of a Business Lasting Power of Attorney

Many business owners give thought to succession planning and how to pass their business on, whether to their children or indeed to somebody else. Part of that is often considering what would happen if they were to die, and whilst that is an extremely important...
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