Wills and Probate

  • Charlotte Day Wills & Probate Blog

    In her latest Timms Blog, Wills and Probate Solicitor, Charlotte Day discusses “Inheritance Tax & Christmas Gifting”… With Christmas fast approaching it’s almost time to think about presents for your loved ones (unless you usually leave it until Christmas Eve, in which case you still have a bit of time!). It is also a good […]

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  • Jo robinson

    In her latest Timms Blog, Head of Wills and Probate, Jo Robinson, discusses Inheritance Tax and the change to the ‘Excepted Estate’ rules” First Of All, What Is Inheritance Tax? Inheritance tax is a tax that is charged on the value of a deceased persons estate. An estate includes assets owned either in the deceased’s […]

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  • Charlotte Day Wills & Probate Blog

    In her latest Timms Blog, Wills and Probate Solicitor Charlotte Day discusses “Fully Secret And Half Secret Trusts” A Will becomes a public document once the Grant of Representation has been granted. This can cause problems for Testators who would prefer not to reveal the details of the gifts in their Will to the public. […]

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  • Blog Image of Anna-Louise Bradley Timms Wills & Probate Solicitor

    In her latest Timms Blog, Wills and Probate Solicitor Anna-Louise Bradley discusses “Acting as an Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney” You can make decisions on someone’s behalf if they appoint you as their Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) (or if signed before 1st October 2007 an Enduring Power of Attorney […]

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  • Keith Baldock-Grimes blog

    Timms Wills and Probate Solicitor, Keith Baldock-Grimes discusses safeguards against predatory marriages in his latest blog. A recent article in the Law Society Gazette states that Solicitors for the Elderly have seen a steady 13% rise in predatory marriages. With an ageing and increasingly lonely population, the problem of predatory marriage is on the rise. […]

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  • Leonnie watson blog

    In her latest blog, Timms Leonnie Watson discusses “Can I Use The Same Inheritance And Probate Rules As The Royals?” For over a century, the procedure following the death of a senior member of the Royal Family has been that an application is made to the Court asking for their Will to be sealed away […]

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  • Jo robinson

    In her latest blog, Head of Wills and Probate, Jo Robinson asks “Do You Know Who Is Writing Your Will?” Who Can Offer Will Writing? Unfortunately, there is no sector-specific regulation that covers Will writing and so anyone is able to offer this service. As Will writing is not a “reserved legal activity”, it can […]

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  • Image of Sara Hilliard from Timms Solicitors Wills & Probate Team

    “Should You Leave A Specific Gift In Your Will?” Wills & Probate expert Sara Hilliard discusses in her latest blog….. It can be both tax efficient and practical to include a specific gift of personal items, known as personal chattels, in your Will. Income Tax Advantage And Beneficiaries Dealing with personal chattels as a specific […]

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  • Jo robinson

    ‘When should I update my Will?’ A common question that is discussed by Head of Wills & Probate, Jo Robinson, in her latest blog…. If you already have a Will in place, then that is great news! You are amongst the 40% of Brits who have managed to get their wishes in place. Ideally though, […]

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  • Leonnie Watson Photo

    Trainee Solicitor, Leonnie Watson, discusses the duties of a trustee in her latest blog… Trusts are legal entities that are established to hold assets for nominated beneficiaries. Trusts provide legal protection for those assets and assist in ensuring that the assets that the trust is protecting are distributed according to the trustor’s wishes either during […]

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