Article Category: Wills & Wealth Planning

That’s a relief! Tax relief on your business upon death

When someone is setting up a new business, it’s an exciting venture with the prospects of making money and providing for your family. Recently, there have been lots of tax provisions to help out businesses but one that has been around for some time and gets forgotten about is Business Property Relief (BPR). If your… Read more »

SAS Daniels LLP raises the bar in legal rankings

North West law firm, SAS Daniels LLP, has achieved its best ever rankings in national legal guides, Chambers UK and The Legal 500. Rankings in Chambers UK and The Legal 500 are key to the firm’s credentials, recognising the firm’s specialist teams, based solely on merit, and reinforcing its proposition as ‘No ordinary law firm’…. Read more »

Intestacy rule changes do not rule out the need for a will.

Where someone dies without disposing of all their estate by a valid will, the intestacy rules dictate who inherits. These intestacy rules have changed. From Wednesday, 1 October 2014 the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 came into force. Prior to 1 October 2014, if someone died without a will and was survived by a spouse… Read more »

Pay now or pay more later: the cost of not making a will

The recent article ‘Where there’s no will, there’s a hellish legacy’, published in The Times by columnist Jenni Russell, is a great personal example of tragic circumstances that family and friends can experience when their husband / wife / partner fails to think about the impact their death will have on those who are left… Read more »

The law on wills is due a revamp!

The current law governing the interpretation and validity of wills in England and Wales is set out in the Wills Act 1837 as amended by other statues. Even though it has been around for almost two centuries, two thirds of the population still do not have a will. The test for capacity to make a… 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 »

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 »

I do, I do, I do!

We all hope to be able to find the one, get married and settle down! However, sometimes when we don’t get it right the first time, our happily ever after is given a second or even a third chance, if we’re lucky that is. In those cases there are usually children involved and it is… Read more »

STEP introduces new will writing code

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is an international organisation recognised across the world as a leading organisation of professionals who deal in all aspects of trust and estate legal work. Following on from the government’s decision last year not to regulate will writing services in England and Wales, STEP have developed their… Read more »