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How Does Inheritance Tax Planning Work?

Inheritance tax planning is an effective way to manage the tax that will be paid on your estate when it is passed onto your loved ones. Whether or not inheritance tax will be due in your estate depends on its value and the beneficiaries. As a starting point, the current threshold for inheritance tax (IHT)…

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Guide for First Time Buyers

Purchasing your first property is an exciting milestone, but for some, it can also feel extremely daunting. For most people, a house is a significant investment, and it is important to find the right one. Instructing an experienced conveyancing solicitor can ensure your moving process is as seamless as possible and help prevent delays. In…

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A Guide to Section 20: A Crucial Look at Family Care Support

Navigating the complex world of social services, parental rights, and family care can be an emotionally challenging venture. Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 in the UK is one such aspect that families might encounter during difficult times. It provides social services with a unique duty to accommodate and care for children. But what…

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10 reasons to make an LPA

The thought of losing our capacity to make decisions about our health and welfare, as well as our property and financial affairs, is not something that we like to dwell on. However, the reality is that it can happen at any time, due to illness, injury, or age-related degeneration. For this reason, it is essential…

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QOCS and what it means for claimants

The QOCS rules have been fundamentally changed for all cases issued after 6 April 2023. These changes will affect claimants and the way they pursue their claims. “QOCS” stands for Qualified One-Way Cost Shifting, a legal term used in litigation. It’s a rule that limits the responsibility of a losing claimant in a lawsuit to…

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How to resolve disputes with contractors

When you’re running a business, a healthy working relationship with your contractors is essential. Unfortunately, disputes with contractors are common and they can cause ongoing disruption and downtime. When a dispute occurs, it is important to resolve them as quickly as possible, to reduce any negative impact on your business. In this article, we will…

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