Our Intestacy Rules Flowchart goes through all the steps taken to decide what happens if you die without having a valid Will.

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An LPA lets loved ones care for you

Lasting Powers of Attorney are not just for the elderly, so it’s time to modernise – and digitise – this important document. The Office of the Public Guardian and Solicitors for the Elderly are in consultation about how to get this right.

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Probate fees are being revised by the Ministry of Justice: we provide a breakdown of the fees that will have to be paid when administering a Will.

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Opportunities for IHT-free giving

Did you know you can reduce your inheritance tax liability on death by making tax-free lifetime gifts? We are now in the second quarter of the tax year 2021/2021 so there is still plenty of time to make use of this year’s exemptions and allowances. Making use of ‘gifts’ Everyone has an annual exemption of […]

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Intestacy is easy to avoid

What is ‘Intestacy’? And what happens if you die with no Will? In the event that an individual dies in England and Wales without a Will or their Will only disposes of part of their assets then their residuary estate (or the undisposed part of) will fall under the Rules of Intestacy – described in […]

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We support the charity Will Aid

Cunningtons support charity and the local community through Will Aid.

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Lasting Power of Attorney

Having a Lasting Power of Attorney means your loved ones can care for you if the worst happens. Order an LPA for your unknown future.

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Dementia care week

In Dementia Action Week we increase focus on that vulnerable section of society who are losing out in our broken care system.

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Siblings dispute Will

When one child is disinherited, there will obviously be friction: but is it right to suggest a testator is incapable of writing their own Will?

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Dying Matters raises awareness of issues to do with dying, death and bereavement. They 2021 campaign focusses on being in #InAGoodPlace to die.

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Inheritance act claims

When you die, if you leave a valid Will you are under no obligation to leave assets to your adult children. As the case of Miles and Shearer vs Shearer shows, your Will can stipulate who benefits from your estate in England and Wales.

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Lessons to learn from Kate Garraway

Kate Garraway’s heart-breaking story of her husband Derek Draper’s year-long battle with Covid has been made even more complicated by the lack of legal protection she and Derek had in place. Most of us assume that when you are married to someone, you automatically have the right to take care of them in times of illness. After all, the wedding service […]

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