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The danger of Inheritance Act claims

A recent case has illustrated the dangers of disputing the Will of a family member under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act. The case of Shepton v Seviour made national press due to comments from Deputy Master Lloyd concluding the claim was “absolutely hopeless” and “never stood a reasonable prospect of success”. The…

Inheritance Tax, Wills & Charitable Giving

I was asked the other day about how charitable giving can help with Inheritance Tax. Inheritance Tax is a complex area but the basic idea is simple. Tax is charged on the assets left by the deceased above a minimum figure, referred to as the nil rate bands. This is currently set at £325,000: an…

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