The review of Inheritance Tax by the Office of Tax Simplification.
Family business adviser Thomas Wainman is celebrating his place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.
Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Neil Whitaker, Donna Radcliffe and Katie Derry to its Leeds office.
We summarise proposed changes to the law on Wills (designed to encourage more people to make Wills) and the implications for lawyers and clients.
The HMRC Trust Registration Service has now been launched and will require all trusts with UK tax liabilities to be registered.
Why family businesses should consider employee ownership when succession planning.
We consider why some solicitors have chosen not to advise their clients on the Residence Nil-Rate Band tax saving opportunity.
The Supreme Court has today handed down their judgment in the case Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others (previous incarnations known as Ilott v Mitson)
The new ‘Residence Nil Rate Band’ aims to put more family homes beyond the reach of inheritance tax.
A day of recognition for family businesses; the backbone of the Yorkshire economy and so often the bedrock of their communities.
Amy Youngman considers what happens to joint accounts after someone loses mental capacity or dies
Thomas Wainman and Oliver Hallam have been awarded the 'STEP Advanced Certificates in Family Business Advising' after passing with distinctions.
Lifetime gifts to family members is common in tax planning. This case study explains how gifts can be made by relatives who have lost mental capacity.
Congratulations to Charlotte Dyson for her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.
HMRC has now opened a consultation as to how this SDLT rise would operate. Although open to change, this article summarises the initial proposal.
The 2015 autumn statement announced a rise in the rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for the purchase of additional homes and buy to let properties.
From 1 February 2016, all private residential landlords will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK.
Landowners should take note. The Bill is not intended to introduce new law but there is a new offence that landowners should be aware of.
An alarming new report reveals the number of people who leave major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance.
This article considers the options for holding shares in an EO company and considers the pros and cons for both 'direct' and 'indirect' ownership.
This case made headlines after a daughter successfully challenged being excluded from her mother's Will. We analyse the implications for testators.
Wrigleys are proud to join the Office of the Public Guardian's new panel of Deputies.
Albany Pumps, an international business based in Gloucestershire and with a site in Yorkshire is celebrating becoming employee owned.
In a recent case, the High Court ruled that a post-nuptial agreement signed by a wife at the request of her husband was binding.
Consultations on how to simplify trust taxation abruptly ended after a shock announcement from HMRC in June 2014.
The Chancellor's Budget announced a review of Deeds of Variation – is tax avoidance his motive or does he simply want to embarrass the opposition?
Appointing the right trustees is crucial for families to protect the trust beneficiaries and maximise the benefits to them.
We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.
The BMA Patient Information Special Award for Mental Capacity Resource went to a Headway advice booklet co-written by Wrigleys solicitor Ian Potter.
The Independent, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail reported last month that "savers could be forced to pay inheritance tax while they are still alive".
The intestacy rules apply to estates of people who have died without a Will. We summarise the main changes in the law in force from 1 October 2014.
Wrigleys are delighted to be added to the NAT's specialist solicitor list.
A new Code that came into force on 1 April 2014, has been introduced to help protect members of the public seeking advice on a Will.
This article highlights ways to arrange your affairs to ensure the money you want to benefit your child can do so in the most effective way possible.