Article Category: Private Client

SAS Daniels LLP Announces Five Senior Promotions

North West law firm SAS Daniels LLP has announced five senior promotions across a range of practice areas. See the original feature in The Business Desk. Vicky Timothy has been promoted to partner following an upsurge in private client work. Based at the Stockport office, she joined the firm three years ago from international firm… Read more »

Lockdown Wills: Can I Witness a Will through Video?

old man on phone and video calling through laptop - witnessing a Will

Common sense would suggest that there will probably be a spike in contentious probate disputes following the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the higher numbers of deaths than usual. Research suggests that, in light of the Government’s social distancing rules, many people may have written a Will and had it witnessed ‘remotely’. Section 9 of the Wills… Read more »

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 »