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Wills and Nil Rate Band discretionary trusts, a time for change?

Emma Radford-Shayler
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Prior to 2007, many Wills contained Nil Rate Band Discretionary Trusts to ensure that both spouses could fully utilise their Nil Rate Band and not lose it. In 2007, the law changed so that any unused Nil Rate Band from the first death could then be claimed...

PRIORITISE THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT IN 2019: make it your New Year's Resolution to make sure you have a tax efficient Will!

Sara Anthony
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We all know that changes in our family and financial circumstances may need to be reflected in our Will but all too often we forget to review this important document and to seek specialist advice that protects our loved ones. There have been significant...

Make Your Will Week

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In an ever changing financial and social setting, making or reviewing a Will has never been more important.   In recognition of this, John Hodge Solicitors is proud to support Weston Hospicecare by participating in their “Make Your...

What if you do not have a Will

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What if you don’t have a Will? From 1 st October 2014, anyone who dies without leaving a Will (known as dying “Intestate”) could be affected by the new Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014. Although none of us like to think...

Weston Hospicecare Wills Week

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Supporting Weston Hospicecare - “Make Your Will Week” 2014   John Hodge Solicitors were delighted to be asked once again to take part in Weston Hospicecare’s – “Make Your Will Week” which took place on the 3 rd...

Mixed-Up Wills

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There is not often much news regarding the law on Wills and in fact most of the provisions are still governed by a Wills Act from as long ago as 1837.  However, the recent case of Marley v Rawlings and another has attracted the attention of the...

Wills Week

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Never got round to making that Will? Looking for a good excuse? What better than to make a Will   and benefit a worthy cause at the same time. On 3 rd March we will be again taking part in Weston Hospicecare’s “Make a Will Week”...