Month: August 2016

Interest

How far will a person go for their dying wishes?

What is significant in one person’s life may not be so important for another – as is made clear when looking into unusual wills and funeral requests. With a number of great losses this year within the entertainment industry, including Prince and more recently Caroline Aherne just last month, we looked into the array of […]Read More

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The rising cost of death

Cost of dying soars, as funerals reach the most expensive they’ve ever been, according to reports. The average funeral is estimated to cost around £4,000, with about half of this going towards burial costs including a coffin, paying for the services of a gravedigger and buying the lease for a plot. Being cremated works out […]Read More

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Supermen Webinar No.21

Deeds of Variation (Section 142 & Section 144) & Trustee Meetings and the use of “Discretion” Every client needs a hero! 08/09/2016 at 10.00am Date: Thursday 8th September 2016 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM GMT To book your place please click here Topics Covered: Deeds of Variation (Section 142 and Section 144) We will […]Read More

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Inheritance tax hits all time high

Inheritance tax (IHT) hit an all-time high of £4.7 billion in 2015-16, according to research by Wilsons, the private client law firm. This figure is up 17% on that recorded in 2014-15, and 91% on 2009-10, the year in which the IHT threshold was last raised. From 2017, the Government will phase in a new £175,000 […]Read More

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Tax relief for a £9 billion estate

Following the death of one of the richest men in the UK, the heirs to the £8.3 billion Grosvenor estate could potentially be left with a £3 billion inheritance tax (IHT) bill, it has been reported. The vast majority of the late Duke of Westminster’s estate is made up of land. With such an inheritance, […]Read More

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The UK’s worsening care crisis

Cost of care homes is increasing ten times faster than the average elderly person’s income, according to a recent study. One of the nation’s largest care agencies has found that typical fees for pensioners living in care homes is in the region of £30,000 each year. This amounts to an increase of over 5% (around […]Read More

Organisations

Spoilt for choice for probate researcher membership organisations

Until 2009 there were no probate research (Heir Hunter) trade associations, no supervision or observation of research methods and subsequent administration of estates claimed from BMD under the laws of intestacy. The probate research industry is NOT regulated and unlikely to be so, the size of the industry is small in real terms, and potentially, […]Read More

Firms & People

Legal Eye unveils new Senior Management team

Legal Eye, a subsidiary of ULS Technology, is delighted to announce the external appointment of Paul Saunders as Managing Director, together with two internal promotions. Priya Anand Patel has been promoted to Director of Assurance & Risk and Loschinee Naidoo to Director of Risk & Compliance. Legal Eye provides risk management and compliance consultancy services […]Read More

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Probate tracing services

We can act in this way for the following types of people finding cases: Trace missing heirs Identify unknown beneficiaries Trace next of kin Legal and probate research Research and probate tracing services for the Legal Profession Address trace of debtors with no previous address data Beneficiaries of wills, pensions and policies All trace investigations […]Read More

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