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I have been asked this question many times. And more often than not, people are surprised when I tell them the answer. If you die without a valid Will, the Intestacy Rules determine who receives your estate and how much they receive. It depends on (a) who survives you and (b) how much...

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A recent article in the Daily Mail posed this question. The lady making enquiry had two teenage daughters. No Capital Gains Tax would be due on any sale. Whilst it may not be possible, assuming there are no other balancing assets, to stay in the home forever it maybe the case with first...

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The founder of a company providing fee charging Mackenzie friends to assist family litigants, says a recognition of their acceptance in the legal landscape is a death knell for family lawyers. Well he would say that wouldn't he. He even believes they will sit above legal executives (who have...

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Do I have to pay my opponent's legal costs if I lose my claim? This is one of the most common questions my client's ask at the beginning of a claim. This blog should help to answer that question. Special costs rules apply to personal injury claims. Basically, you will normally not have to...

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A significant proportion of the UK population will die without having ever made a Will. For those who have made a Will, it is recommended that you should review your existing Will and financial arrangements every three to five years to ensure that at the time of your death, your Will is...

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