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  • New legislation permits “Video Wills” during Covid-19New legislation permits “Video Wills” during Covid-19
    07 Aug, 2020 Posted By: Lisa Morgan
    You may have read our blog about making or changing your Will under lockdown, which addressed some of the most common queries raised -if you haven’t you can find it here.  At that time of reporting, witnessing a Will by using video-conferencing such as Zoom, Skype, Facetime was not permitted. However, on 25 July 2020, the government changed... read more.
  • Making or changing your Will under Lockdown  Making or changing your Will under Lockdown
    21 Apr, 2020 Posted By: Lisa Morgan
    As the UK’s lockdown continues for another three weeks, and  with the likelihood of the restrictions remaining in place for the foreseeable future, the Private Client department at FDC Law have seen an increase of interest in making and updating Wills. We have put together a short blog to answer the most common enquiries raised as to... read more.
  • Do not let the rise in Statutory Legacy put you off making a WillDo not let the rise in Statutory Legacy put you off making a Will
    17 Jan, 2020 Posted By: Emma Williams
    A Statutory Legacy is a Legacy a Spouse or Civil Partner will receive from an intestate estate.  From 6th February 2020, that figure will rise from £250,000 to £270,000 in line with inflation. The law society has issued a press release explaining what this means; “If someone dies without making a will – also known... read more.
  • Dying in the Digital AgeDying in the Digital Age
    11 Dec, 2017 Posted By: Leanna Haskell
    Over the past five years, internet use amongst the over 65’s has increased substantially and figures are expected to rise dramatically over the next decade as an increasingly tech savvy population ages.  The question of what happens to our online presence when we die has never been so important.  What is a Digital Asset and why are... read more.
  • Inheritance Tax. The Law is ChangingInheritance Tax. The Law is Changing
    29 Nov, 2016 Posted By: D.Collins
    Last year alone the Inland Revenue collected £4,643,000,000 in Inheritance Tax. If you would like to reduce the contribution you make to that sum, it’s important to plan ahead and to think about Inheritance Tax when you make your will, and to review your plans when the government makes changes to the rules. The tax is payable by estates... read more.
  • Our private client department  is expanding. Our private client department  is expanding.
    27 Apr, 2016 Posted By: D.Collins
    The Partners  at FDC Law are pleased to announce that Leanna Knight has joined FDC Law Frome, as a member of the Private Client Department.   Leanna is a native of Frome and, she says, is delighted to be returning to her home turf to work! She  obtained her law degree from Bournemouth University, and has previously worked... read more.
  • Proposed New Stealth Tax on EstatesProposed New Stealth Tax on Estates
    25 Feb, 2016 Posted By: D. Little
    The Ministry of Justice have recently issued a consultation paper with their proposals to reform the application fees for Grants of Representation (The application made for Probate or letters of administration, to allow you, as their executor or administrator, to deal with their estate)  in England & Wales.    The MoJ propose... read more.
  • 11 Dec, 2015 Posted By: D.Collins
    According to recent research carried out for the Cabinet Office and Charities Aid Foundation, around 35% of people want to give money to charity when they die, but in practice only around 7% do so.   Part of this is, no doubt, due to the number of us who put off making a will – around 1 in 3 people in the UK die without a will,... read more.
  • An End to Disinheritance?An End to Disinheritance?
    21 Aug, 2015 Posted By: D.Collins
    Many of you will have seen the news headlines about the will of Mrs Melita Jackson, which was successfully challenged by her daughter, Mrs Ilott, recently.   Mrs Jackson was a widow, her husband having died in an industrial accident before their only child was born. She fell out with her daughter over her daughter’s relationship with,... read more.
  • Inheritance Act ChangesInheritance Act Changes
    10 Jul, 2015 Posted By: D.Collins
    The Chancellor, George Osborne announced in his budget on Wednesday that he will effectively raise the individual inheritance tax threshold from £325,000 to £500,000 for those with a family home. Married couples and civil partners may therefore be able to pass on estates to their children or grandchildren  worth up to £1million... read more.
  • 01 Oct, 2014 Posted By: D.Collins
    The law about intestacy (what happens if you die without a will) is changing on 1st October, but you may still be surprised to learn who would (and who wouldn’t)  be entitled to inherit if you don’t leave a will. If you are not married to your partner, he or she  won’t automatically get anything if you die without a will,... read more.
  • 18 Jul, 2014 Posted By: D.Collins
    You may have seen news reports recently that a Will-Writer,  Keith Webber, has been ordered by a court to repay over £360,000 he stole from the estates of his clients.  Webber was also convicted of fraud and theft and given a 5 year prison sentence.  Unlike Solicitors, who are subject to very strict regulation, will-writers... read more.


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