Article Category: Private Client

MPs Propose Overhaul on Inheritance Tax

A group of MPs have called on the government to re-think Inheritance Tax (IHT) by removing almost all reliefs available, including the residence nil rate band (RNRB) which was introduced in April 2017. On 28th January 2020, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Inheritance Tax and Intergenerational Fairness urged the government to consider an… Read more »

Passing a Family Farm onto the next Generation

Many farmers want to pass their farm onto the next generation and to do so as tax efficiently as possible. It is therefore essential that farming families plan carefully for the future of the farm and their business interests, whilst thinking about their long-term aims carefully and with tax liabilities in mind. Farming Families and… Read more »

Residence Nil Rate Band: Has It Made A Difference?

The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) is an additional inheritance tax allowance which can be utilised by those who have a residential property and wish to leave this to their direct descendants. This includes children, grandchildren, stepchildren and even widows, widowers and civil partners of descendants in certain circumstances. On 6 April 2017, George Osborne… Read more »

The vital importance of choosing the right executors.

It is reported that the claims against executors for mishandling estates tripled last year. People often appoint friends or relatives to act as executors in an attempt to save money, but this can actually lead to greater expense at the end of the day if a mishandled estate lands up before the courts. ‘Mishandling’ by… Read more »

Child contact: Compliance with orders is mandatory

It is an absolute fact that in the majority of cases, children benefit from a close relationship with both parents. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons that is not always easily arranged between separating parents where one can refuse to allow contact to take place. Applications to court for orders for contact (previously known as… Read more »

SAS Daniels LLP supports Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Will to Remember’ scheme

Leading North West law firm, SAS Daniels LLP, has joined forces with Alzheimer’s Society to support its latest initiative, ‘Will to Remember’, a subsidised voucher scheme for will writing and wealth planning. The ‘Will to Remember’ scheme enables users to confidentially select a local solicitor from Alzheimer’s Society’s approved participating solicitors and receive a discount… Read more »

Disputes concerning children: removal of legal aid

A recent report has shown that the removal of legal aid for disputes concerning children has had a direct effect upon the justice system with a significant rise in the number of people acting without legal representation, known as ‘Litigants in Person’. This has created an adverse impact upon the courts’ administration and efficiency, and… Read more »

Cheshire STEP seminar homes in on latest legislation changes

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) will be hosting its regional business seminar on 22 May at Chester Racecourse, headed up by Chair of the Cheshire branch, Helen Kelly, a partner at leading North West law firm, SAS Daniels LLP. The organisation, which brings together professionals dealing with family inheritance and succession planning,… Read more »

Lawyer – Supported Mediation: affordable, legal advice for families

Following the introduction of the Family Court on 22 April 2014 mediation is compulsory for many more married and unmarried couples dealing with separation. The withdrawal of legal aid has left many unable to afford access to legal advice at a time when they need it most. Lawyer–Supported Mediation launched in the Manchester and Stockport… Read more »