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Category Archives: Wills Trusts & Probate

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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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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Karen Yates – Associate Solicitor and Head of Private Client – explains the Herbert Protocol: The protocol for when a vulnerable person goes missing.

It is extremely distressing when an elderly family member or friend goes missing, especially if they have dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease or other care and support needs.  At times of high stress, it can be hard to think of all the important pieces of information that the police may need to help them with their search... Read the rest of this entry →

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Karen Yates – Associate Solicitor and Head of Private Client – explains tomorrow’s change to the Intestacy Rules and what it means for you.

The government has confirmed an increase in the amount (the statutory legacy) that a surviving spouse or civil partner is entitled to receive in England and Wales where a person dies leaving children but without a valid Will (intestate). The statutory legacy will be increased by £20,000 from £250,000 to £270,000 from 6 February 2020.... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss appoints new Head of Private Client

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Yates as the firm’s new Head of Private Client. Karen joins from Napthens in Preston. Her new role will see her focusing on a variety of core work including wealth and succession planning, inheritance tax advice, trust creation and administration, wills, lasting powers of attorney and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Charlotte Tyrer – Solicitor in our Family and Private Client teams – discusses the effect of Divorce and Separation upon your Will

If you are going through a marriage or relationship breakdown, understandably making a new Will is unlikely to be high on your priority list. However, if you have one, your existing Will may no longer be appropriate in the new circumstances and it is worth reviewing it sooner rather than later. Separation Separation can take... 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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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor – discusses the news that a court ruling is not needed to withdraw care.

The Court of Protection has recently ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end care for patients in a permanent vegetative state. This means that if doctors and close family members believe that it is in the individual’s best interest then doctors can withdraw treatment that will lead to the end of... Read the rest of this entry →

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