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Mutual Wills – FAQs

Posted on November 13, 2017

The High Court’s decision in the recent case of Legg and Burton v Burton [2017] has highlighted the issues surrounding the doctrine of mutual wills; the concept of which many people are unaware even exists. In light of this, we have answered some FAQs on mutual wills. What are mutual wills? Wills made by two (or more) people with an…

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Osbornes Ranked As Leading Lawyers In The 2017 Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Posted on September 19, 2017

Mark Freedman and Jan Atkinson have been ranked as leading lawyers in the Chambers High Net Worth 2017 guide. The guide lists and provides in-depth analysis on the leading lawyers and law firms acting for high net worth families and individuals. Jan, who is joint senior partner and head of private client at Osbornes is ranked as a leading lawyer…

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Residential Nil Rate Band and its implications on the Inheritance Tax Threshold

Posted on August 15, 2017

The current Inheritance tax (IHT) threshold, known as the nil rate band (NRB), has been frozen at its current rate of £325,000 until 2021. The Summer Budget 2015 saw the introduction of the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) and if someone dies on or after 6th April 2017, the estate may be entitled to an additional IHT threshold. For deaths…

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Seven reasons why you should have Lasting Powers of Attorneys (‘LPAs’) in place

Posted on August 15, 2017

“I’m not old enough to get LPAs” You are never too young to be at risk of needing someone to act on your behalf. Many people associate LPAs with being elderly which is logical, but any of us at any time could be subject to an unexpected illness or accident which could leave us in a position where we are…

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