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Category Archives: Private Client

Davis Blank Furniss launches new online Wills service

We are excited to announce that we created and launched a brand new online service where clients can start a new Will without leaving their home. The simple and free to use form will help people layout their wishes including; who their money and property will go to on their death; who they would like... Read the rest of this entry →

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Karen Yates – Head of our Private Client team – on why LPAs are so important and how they work

Below are some of the most common questions we get asked about Lasting Powers of Attorney. If you have a specific query that’s not covered, please don’t hesitate to contact me for an informal chat. What exactly is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lewis Thompson, Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team, discusses the effects of coronavirus on the most vulnerable in society and the help they can access

One of the biggest concerns over COVID-19 is the number of elderly and vulnerable people who are now sadly subject to home isolation and a complete drop in social interaction. Loneliness and isolation can have a serious effect on a person’s mental and physical wellbeing. Even before Coronavirus, it was thought that more than two... Read the rest of this entry →

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Karen Yates – Head of the Private Client team – on the top five reasons why you should update your Will

So, question: When did you make your Will? The 80’s? 90’s? 00’s? Clients are often surprised to find that their Wills are older than they realise. Time passes so quickly that before we know it our circumstances have changed and our Wills are out of date. For example, it’s common to appoint your siblings as... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lewis Thompson – Solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses Wills and the importance of both the financial provision and guardianship for children

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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Karen Yates – Head of the Private Client team – summarises the key facts about making a Will during the current crisis

  Over the last couple of weeks as concern around COVID-19 has grown and we are now in lockdown, thoughts have turned to making a Will or updating an existing Will with many people asking: “is it too late?”. Wills are something that we all know are important and most of us have it in... Read the rest of this entry →

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With the new financial year starting next week, Lewis Thompson – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – discusses the changes to the Wills and the Inheritance Tax rules

  From the 6th April 2020, the Residential Nil Rate Band is set to increase to £175,000. Combined with the standard Nil Rate Band of £325,000 available upon death this will mean that an estate will have a potential of £500,000 inheritance tax free on the death of an individual. What is the Residential Nil Rate... Read the rest of this entry →

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Ameliah McLaren-Parker – Private Client Solicitor – A reminder of the importance of making a Lasting Power of Attorney

  You hope you never need it, but you will be relieved in the event that you do. It is in uncertain times such as these that we are reminded just how important having a Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is. An LPA is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person, known... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss grows Private Client Team with new appointment

  We are delighted to have grown our Private Client team with the appointment of Ameliah McLaren‑Parker who joins us as a private client solicitor. Ameliah, who studied at Queen Mary, University of London, will be based out of our Manchester city centre office after she completed her training contract earlier this month. Ameliah’s new... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss is here for you: How we can help you during the coronavirus crisis

  We know this is a very challenging time for everyone so we at Davis Blank Furniss are here to fully support you as and when you need it, whether you are a personal or business client. Things are constantly shifting and the situation is changing on a daily basis but our team is on... Read the rest of this entry →

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