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Category Archives: Private Client

Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – on recent discussions in the press about Lasting Powers of Attorney

There has been some discussion in the press recently about Lasting Powers of Attorney and whether there are proper safe-guarding checks in place.  Here at Davis Blank Furniss, we advise clients about creating Lasting Powers of Attorney all of the …

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: Is the current law on Wills outdated?

The Law Commission for England and Wales has proposed that the law around Wills should be updated and brought into the “modern world”. The Law Commission wants to change the existing rules about how to create a valid Will where …

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Davis Blank Furniss & Capstone Financial Management to stage free Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning event in Glossop

Davis Blank Furniss has joined forces with Capstone Financial Management, a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, and will be staging a free event in Glossop that will provide practical advice and guidance around inheritance tax and estate …

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Private Client Newsletter – May 2017

Welcome to the latest departmental newsletter from Davis Blank Furniss.  Our focus this time is on our Private Client team. DeBrieF NEWS: Laura Willis – associate solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the Residence Nil Rate Band. What …

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Lewis Thompson – solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses Trusts.

What is a trust? A trust is an arrangement whereby assets (money, investments, property) are held by someone or by a group of people for the benefit of another person or group of people. The people responsible for looking after …

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Laura Willis – associate solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the Residence Nil Rate Band

What is the Residence Nil Rate Band? You may have seen in the news that a new Inheritance Tax threshold was introduced on 6th April 2017.  It is referred to as the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) and it is …

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Laura Willis – associate solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the aftermath of Ilott v Mitson

You may have seen this case reported in the news over the last few years.  The general rule in England and Wales is that you can leave your property to anyone you want under your Will.  You can exclude certain …

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Davis Blank Furniss Glossop Grows Private Client Team With Appointment

Our Glossop office has grown its Private Client team with the appointment of Lewis Thompson who joins as a private client solicitor. His new role will see him handle all types of Private Client matters including Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers …

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Davis Blank Furniss 2017 LPA Week Confirmed

Do you need a Lasting Power of Attorney or have you thought about getting one? If you have then you might be interested to know that we will be holding our 2017 Lasting Power of Attorney Week from Monday 6th …

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Holly Rogalski – trainee solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: What’s the difference between an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Lasting Power of Attorney?

There is often some confusion about the differences between an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Both EPAs and LPAs are documents that allow you to appoint a person to act on your behalf …

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