Category Archive: Wills

Why do you need a solicitor for probate?

This is a question people sometimes ask: after all, you can theoretically administer an estate yourself, so why pay a solicitor to help you? The reality is that, whilst sometimes probates can be relatively easy to deal with, even with straightforward estates there are plenty of challenging issues that can arise and things that can…

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Court of Protection workload is on the rise!

The latest statistics show that the Court of Protection’s workload is growing at a rapid pace.  There were 38,945 orders made under the Mental Capacity Act in 2017 which was an increase of nearly 50% in 2016. Over a third (40%) of the orders made related to the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs. The…

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Accountant Forged Mother’s Will is Jailed for Contempt of Court

As any lawyer will tell you, the consequences of lying under oath in court can be very serious indeed. In one case, an accountant who forged his dead mother’s will in an attempt to get his hands on her stake in the family’s £160 million business had his reputation ruined and was sentenced to 12…

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Why you should make a Will

Why you should make a Will Over two thirds of the population haven’t made a Will. We highlight 10 reasons why you should make a Will. Our 10 Top reasons why you should make a Will  You get to decide what happens to your assets on your death. Without a Will, your estate will pass in…

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Inheritance Tax allowances are rising – but not for everyone.

For deaths on or after 6th April 2017 an additional Inheritance Tax (IHT) allowance, called the Residence nil-rate band (RNRB) may be claimed to reduce any IHT payable. Currently a deceased estate can pass up to £325,000 to any beneficiaries before IHT becomes payable. This is the nil-rate band (NRB).  Gifts to spouses or civil…

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Challenges To Your Will – Recent Case Law

Under English law, you can leave your estate to whoever you wish. However this has been challenged in the recent case of Ilott v. Mitson which has recently featured in the newspapers following a judgment on Monday 27th July 2015. The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 sets out several different categories of…

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Lawyer Janine Guthrie returns to her Gloucester roots

Lawyer Janine Guthrie has returned to her Gloucestershire roots after working with a top Legal 100 law firm in London. Janine says she is delighted to have joined Gloucester law firm Tayntons as a Chartered Legal Executive and is now living in Hucclecote where she grew up. After attending Ribston Hall High School for Girls,…

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Making a Will

Making a Will involves considering all sorts of important questions: what do you own that would need to be dealt with when you are gone? Who are the people in your life who will need help and support? These are questions lots of people prefer not to think about, but with the right sensitive advice…

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Inheritance disputes & contentious probate

Disputes over an inheritance, the contents of a Will or any part of the probate process can be particularly challenging to resolve, with the potential to cause long-term damage to important family relationships. Having the right legal advice and support from the outset is therefore essential. Tayntons’ inheritance disputes and contentious probate solicitors, based in…

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Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Power of attorney There are times when you may require someone to act on your behalf. It is here that you would legally appoint someone to manage your affairs. This does not mean that you will no longer have control over your affairs, your affairs will remain yours, but it does mean you can request…

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    • Thank you very much for the way you have dealt with the matter of my Will. You have been very helpful and I am very pleased it is now sorted. I wish you the very best for the future. – Miss B

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    • Thank you. I did appreciate the kind efficient way you dealt with it and I feel relieved I have dealt with things to make life easier for R. – Miss W, Gloucester

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    • We do not think the service could be improved, the questions we had were answered fully. We will recommend your practice to family and friends. Thank you. – Mr & Mrs S, Gloucester

       

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    • Nothing but praise and satisfaction for Ruth following the work she carried out. I was more than happy and would have no hesitation in recommending Tayntons – Mr W, Gloucester

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    • Please give our thanks to Janine who provided excellent advice, explanations in plain English for legal terms used and who was very understanding and patient with us. – Ms R, Gloucester

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