Tackling the taxman with a Deed of Variation

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Tackling the taxman with a Deed of Variation

Many of us have felt that sinking feeling when we look at our paypacket at the end of the month. Just when you think you’re quids in from a Brucey bonus, it seems a large chunk has been snaffled by the tax man, never to be seen again. And you could feel the same pain

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Keeping everything in proportion with a Declaration of Trust

Buying your dream home with your other half? Purchasing a buy-to-let with your business partner? If this sounds like you and you’re forking out on a property jointly with another party, it’s worth thinking about how you want the equity in it to be split. 50/50 sounds fair, but there can be countless reasons why

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Oops, I did it again: made a mistake in your Will?

To many people, a Will is the most important document they own. It guarantees their wishes are carried out and controls what happens to their possessions when they die. However, mistakes in Wills can render them invalid either wholly or in part. The laws around Wills are complex, and can sometimes be challenged, so you

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A gift from above: leaving a legacy

What does it mean to leave a legacy? It’s a subject much discussed but one that’s often avoided. If we’re talking about leaving a legacy, then we’re fronting up to our own mortality. Sadly, we’ll all die at some stage, and that’s something many of us aren’t comfortable embracing. For some people, leaving a legacy

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Feeling hard done by? Contesting a Will

For many people, writing a will can be an extremely emotional experience. It allows you to make sure that the people you love inherit your money, your possessions and your property. It’s a big deal. When you’re going through the will-writing process, you may or may not have thought about the reactions of family members

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County Air Ambulance Trust HELP Appeal – February update

Well, what a start to 2020 we’ve had at Wills & Legal Services! Last month, our national Charity Will-Writing campaign smashed the £1million barrier for the County Air Ambulance Trust HELP Appeal. And we’ve just totted up the figure for January and we’ve raised a massive £46,025.50, meaning the HELP Appeal has thousands more towards

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Free Wills: what’s the catch?

There are a lot of firms out there offering free Wills, and several companies offering really cheap Wills. On Facebook you’ll see a lot of adverts to get a Will written for £19.99. This is really cheap for a Will, given the average cost for a Will would be between £150 and £350 if you

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HELP Appeal celebrates construction progress on state-of-the-art helipad in Manchester

Generous donors who supported the appeal to raise funds for the new state-of-the-art helipad at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) attended a ‘breaking of the ground’ celebration to mark construction work progress. Funding for the helipad was raised by MFT Charity’s Time Save Lives Appeal, which raised a phenomenal £3.9 million in just 12 months, thanks to the

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Our will writing campaign boosts funds for Maidstone Hospital’s new helipad

Our successful charity will writing campaign helped to fund Maidstone Hospital’s new helipad, which opened last month. Wills and Legal Services’ popular scheme has raised over £1 million for the County Air Ambulance Trust HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital and air ambulance helipads. We write your Will

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