Tag: probate

Kirsty Limacher is appointed onto the Law Society’s LGBT+ Lawyers Division

Sherrards’ Wills, Trusts and Probate solicitor, Kirsty Limacher, has been appointed as one of four new committee members of the Law Society’s LGBT+ Lawyers Division. The LGBT+ Lawyers Division was established in 2016 and aims to bring LGBT+ lawyers together to improve their experiences in the profession.  Kirsty will sit alongside other legal professionals in …

Should I make a Will now? The question we are being asked during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

To download this article as a PDF, please click here. There has been a significant increase in the number of people seeking to make a Will or review their Wills during the current crisis as well as executing Powers of Attorney. We understand that this may be a cause of great anxiety especially as we …

Private Client: Wills, Trusts and Probate

Our specialist Private Client: Wills, Trusts and Probate Team, led by experienced Private Client lawyer, Nicole Marmor, strives to ensure that your private affairs are in order and drafted in a manner that is of maximum benefit for you and your loved ones. Company directors, shareholders and property owners (both home and abroad) should seek …

Business Property Relief (BPR)

What is BPR? BPR is a relief from inheritance tax (IHT). The primary purpose of BPR is to prevent the break up of businesses upon death due to the IHT charge which would ordinarily apply if the relief was not available. This allows family businesses to pass down through generations with little disruption. If certain …

Making a gift of your home

There are many reasons why people wish to give away their home to another person.  It is crucial that the benefits, risks and foreseeable consequences of making the gift are fully understood so that the donor can decide to make the appropriate decision.  It may be that there are more effective ways of achieving the …

Supreme Court ruling – Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others explained

In July 2015 we reported that the Court of Appeal had increased the amount awarded from the estate of a deceased mother in favour of her disinherited estranged daughter. The Supreme Court has now reversed that decision, reverting to the original County Court award. Mrs Ilott was originally successfully awarded £50,000 in the County Court …