Month: January 2022

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Additional funding will support Tower Street Finance’s ambitious growth plans

Following a successful 2021, Tower Street Finance, the inheritance lending specialist, has successfully closed its latest funding round. The latest round raised £18.2m of debt and equity, to fund growth through 2022. The total raised now stands at £36.2m. 2021 saw Tower Street Finance establish itself as the market leader in the sector, securing relationships […]Read More

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Expert webinar from The National Will Register: health and welfare

Date: Thursday 27th January 2022, 12noon-1pm The National Will Register is delighted to have Barristers Alex Cisneros and Thomas Jones leading our first Expert Webinar of 2022, covering the aspects of health and welfare that those managing a person’s money need to be aware of. This will include deprivation of liberty and reforms in this […]Read More

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Director of scam will-writing firm faces trial

Trial proceedings against the director of Lincolnshire-based firm, Indeed Law Limited, for offences relating to fraud have begun at Leeds Crown Court. A spokesperson for Leeds Crown Court confirmed today that the trial against Indeed Law Limited director, Alana Benson, and six other defendants including ex-solicitor Jonathan De Vita, Laura De Vita, Christopher Platt, Peter […]Read More

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ICAEW announces mandatory publication of transparency information

The Legal Services Board has approved the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)’s application to update its Probate Regulations to mandate the publication of price and service information. The regulations are effective now, but firms have until 1st February 2022 to comply. The move to mandate the publication of price and service […]Read More

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Technical Corner: Reminder – IHT reporting changes from January 2022

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has amended the Inheritance Tax (Delivery of Accounts) (Excepted Estates) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 to exempt many estates from the need to submit detailed estate returns via the IHT400 form which could now use the IHT205 form instead. The amendments apply to deaths occurring anywhere in the UK from 1 January […]Read More

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Probate delays continue

Probate delays continue to wreak financial havoc on grieving families as further stories surface in the press. Speaking to the Guardian, a distressed and frustrated reader recently described how probate delays had incurred huge financial costs to their family. “My uncle died 11 months ago, and my mother also died, leaving my brother and myself […]Read More