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We have a team of Court of Protection solicitors who can assist with a range of issues, from deputyship applications to attorney disputes. You can call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1606 or email us. Alternatively, why not visit our dedicated Court of Protection website which contains more in-depth information about this specialist area of law....

What is Business Property Relief ? Business Property Relief can reduce the value of a business when calculating how much Inheritance Tax has to be paid. It was introduced to prevent the need for businesses to be sold in order to pay Inheritance Tax when an owner dies It is therefore important that business owners are aware of this valuable relief and take full advantage of it. This brief guide highlights the key principles involved with Business Property Relief, though because of its complexities it is...

Delay in applying for a grant of probate can be costly The Coronavirus pandemic resulted in the number of applications for probate falling, despite the death rate increasing. While delay in winding up the affairs of a loved one might be understandable in such exceptional circumstances, it is important that people are aware of the financial dangers this can pose. Although there is no time limit on applying for a grant of probate, there are nevertheless important deadlines, which if missed can have...

The times they are a-changin'. Devon Wills Solicitor, Emma Napper, looks at the new rules for witnessing a Will remotely The rules on witnessing a Will have been around a very long time;  183 years to be precise. In recent times there has been a growing clamour to bring the rules up to date with the digital times in which we live. However, those demands have been resisted. Until now. The impact of coronavirus on our lives has been far-reaching and its presence...