wills

Three in five don’t have a will: Sort yours during Will Aid Month

Saturday, 11 November 2017 | News

Parents and cohabiting couples are being urged to make sure they have a will in place to prevent unforeseen outcomes if the worst were to happen.

Funeral payment claims to be made easier

Monday, 06 November 2017 | News

From next year, it should be easier for bereaved families and friends to claim funeral payments.

One in four over 50s unsure of inheritance tax liabilities

Friday, 06 October 2017 | News

Over 50s are in danger of losing vast sums to the Treasury, due to a lack of understanding and preparation for their assets when they die.

31m at risk of dying without a will: Get yours written in Free Wills Month

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

More than half of UK adults (60%) do not have a will, according to new research from Unbiased.

Government launches will-writing consultation as inheritance tax bills soar

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 | News

The government has launched a consultation to assess how existing legislation on wills could be updated.

Power of attorney leaves elderly open to abuse, claims senior judge

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | News

Insufficient safeguards on lasting power of attorney (LPA) agreements are leaving elderly and vulnerable people open to abuse, according to a retired senior judge.

Failure to set up lasting power of attorney can be a costly disaster

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 | News

The vast majority of UK adults are yet to set up a lasting power of attorney (LPA), leaving the management of their financial and health affairs to chance.

Why you need a ‘will’ for your pension

Thursday, 20 July 2017 | Article

A properly written will ensures that your assets end up where you want them when you die. But did you know you should also do the same for your pension?

Supreme Court overturns six-figure award made to daughter left out of mother's will

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

The UK’s Supreme Court has overturned a decision to award a six-figure sum to a daughter who was left out of her estranged mother's will, after an appeal by three charities.

How to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney... while you can

Monday, 12 December 2016 | Article

We explain how to ensure that someone else can look after your affairs if you are unable to do so in the future. Plus how your attorneys can make sure it works for them.