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Category Archives: Private Client

Who will look after your children should you die? Lewis Thompson – Solicitor in our Private Client department – discusses Wills: More than Money and Assets

When I am instructed to draft a Will for my client, I take care to take instructions not only regarding their property and finances but about their family matters as well. I often ask the question: Who will look after your children should you die? Children (minors) and the appointment of guardians is a major... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lewis Thompson, Private Client solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Dates of our Glossop LPA Week 2018 Confirmed

We will be holding our annual Lasting Powers of Attorney Week from Monday 5th to Friday 9th November at our Ellison Street office. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint a trusted friend, relative or professional to make decisions about your finances, property and personal welfare in the event that you are... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lewis Thompson, Private Client Team solicitor for DBF Law

Lewis Thompson – Solicitor in our Private Client Team – discusses The Supreme Court Ruling on End of Life Treatment, Court of Protection and The Benefits of Making a Lasting Power of Attorney

On the 30th July this year, The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling that, where experts and loved ones agree, there is now no longer a need for court approval to withdraw CANH (Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration ) for patients in a permanent vegetative state. Before the ruling, doctors and family members would need... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis, Associate Solicitor in Private Client Team at DBF Law

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 time and discuss the advantages of having them in place. The main reason to have... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis, Private Client team associate solicitor at DBF Law

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 the individual has made their intentions clear in another form. Under the current law, for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Laura Willis, Private Client team associate solicitor at DBF Law

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 planning. The free event will be taking place in the evening at Glossop Golf Club... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 is the Residence Nil Rate Band? You may have seen in the news that a... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 the assets are known as Trustees. A person who benefits from the assets in the... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 an additional allowance and it may help to mitigate IHT that would otherwise be payable... Read the rest of this entry →

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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 people including children.  The law does allow certain categories of people to make a claim... Read the rest of this entry →

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