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Inheritance Tax - What could the OTS review change?

June 2018

The review of Inheritance Tax by the Office of Tax Simplification.

**HMRC UPDATE** Trust Registration Service

March 2018

HMRC has now updated its guidance on penalties for failure to comply with the legislation of the registration of trusts which had tax liability.

Wrigleys private client solicitor named as one of the UK's 'Top 35 Under 35'

September 2017

Family business adviser Thomas Wainman is celebrating his place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.

Wrigleys Solicitors strengthens its teams this summer

August 2017

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Neil Whitaker, Donna Radcliffe and Katie Derry to its Leeds office.

Proposed changes to the law on Wills and how they may affect you

August 2017

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 Yorkshire Family Business Bulletin

August 2017

Thomas Wainman considers 'employee ownership' as an option for family businesses plus the usual mix of news, insights and perspectives.

HMRC's Trust Registration Service – ACTION REQUIRED

July 2017

The HMRC Trust Registration Service has now been launched and will require all trusts with UK tax liabilities to be registered.

Partner promotions at Wrigleys Solicitors

June 2017

Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.

Employee ownership for family businesses - advantages & myth busting

May 2017

Why family businesses should consider employee ownership when succession planning.

Have you reviewed your Will following the 2017 inheritance tax changes?

May 2017

We consider why some solicitors have chosen not to advise their clients on the Residence Nil-Rate Band tax saving opportunity.

The April Yorkshire Family Business Bulletin

April 2017

The latest family business news, insights, perspectives and more besides.

Court rules against a challenge to inheritance in the Ilott case

March 2017

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 March Yorkshire Family Business Bulletin

March 2017

The latest family business news, insights, perspectives and more besides.

Do you benefit from the 2017 inheritance tax changes?

February 2017

The new ‘Residence Nil Rate Band’ aims to put more family homes beyond the reach of inheritance tax.

Probate fees set for significant rises

February 2017

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed its plans to substantially increase probate fees from £155 to a maximum of £20,000.

The Yorkshire Family Business Bulletin

February 2017

The latest family business news, insights, perspectives and more besides.

Yorkshire Family Business Day - Tuesday 7 February 2017

February 2017

A day of recognition for family businesses; the backbone of the Yorkshire economy and so often the bedrock of their communities.

Joint Bank Accounts – Death Taxes & Mental Capacity

February 2017

Amy Youngman considers what happens to joint accounts after someone loses mental capacity or dies

International Asset Protection Planning

February 2017

A roundtable discussion amongst private client experts from Florida, Texas and New York - plus the European jurisdictions of the UK, Portugal & Malta.

Solicitors at Wrigleys achieve family business qualification

October 2016

Thomas Wainman and Oliver Hallam have been awarded the 'STEP Advanced Certificates in Family Business Advising' after passing with distinctions.

Making gifts and tax planning after losing mental capacity

September 2016

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.

Family Businesses with Legacy Pension Schemes

September 2016

Adam Carruthers writes for Family Business United about what family businesses with Defined Benefit pension schemes can learn from BHS.

Wrigleys Solicitor included in 2016 list of Top 35 Under 35

September 2016

Congratulations to Charlotte Dyson for her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.

Wrigleys boosts its specialist teams

August 2016

Wrigleys Solicitors are pleased to welcome Duncan Milwain, Lucy O'Reilly and Kasim Ahmed to its Leeds office.

Wills & Trusts for Vulnerable People

July 2016

What you need to know about leaving money to a person with a disability and how very simple arrangements can make a huge financial difference.

Protect your property from fraud

July 2016

By pretending to be you, fraudsters can try to sell or mortgage your property. We consider what you can do to protect yourself.

Partner promotions at Wrigleys Solicitors

May 2016

Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.

Top 5 accolade for Wrigleys

April 2016

Wrigleys feature in eprivateclient's Top 5 Boutique Law Firms list for the first time.

Update on Stamp Duty rise for additional properties

January 2016

HMRC has now opened a consultation as to how this SDLT rise would operate. Although open to change, this article summarises the initial proposal.

Sharp rise in SDLT for buy to let landlords and second home owners

December 2015

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.

Residential landlords required to check immigration status of tenants

December 2015

From 1 February 2016, all private residential landlords will have to check that new tenants have the right to be in the UK.

Deeds of Variation escape unscathed

November 2015

In the 2015 Autumn Statement it was announced that following a consultation on the use of Deeds of Variation, no changes are to be made.

Is the Government wild enough about the Wildlife Bill?

November 2015

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.

LPAs - 86% of people leave life-changing decisions in the hands of strangers

November 2015

An alarming new report reveals the number of people who leave major decisions about housing, assets and care to chance.

Employee Ownership - A comparison of 'direct' and 'indirect' share ownership

November 2015

This article considers the options for holding shares in an EO company and considers the pros and cons for both 'direct' and 'indirect' ownership.

Legal 500 debut – Court of Protection

October 2015

Wrigleys Court of Protection team are celebrating an entry in the prestigious legal industry rankings in the first year of applying.

Wrigleys Solicitors welcome new lawyers

September 2015

Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.

What Ilott v Mitson means for testamentary freedom

July 2015

This case made headlines after a daughter successfully challenged being excluded from her mother's Will. We analyse the implications for testators.

Budget 2015 - Tax changes for private landlords

July 2015

In an unexpected announcement in the 2015 Budget, a valuable tax relief available for private landlords has been severely restricted.

Tour de Wrigleys

July 2015

A group of our staff cycled 40 miles across the Yorkshire hills, between the Sheffield and Leeds offices to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

Budget 2015 - Changes to Inheritance Tax

July 2015

FAQs on how the widely anticipated changes to the Inheritance Tax nil rate band will operate.

Wrigleys Solicitors appointed to exclusive panel Deputy list

June 2015

Wrigleys are proud to join the Office of the Public Guardian's new panel of Deputies.

Dementia - A Free Legal & Financial Guide

April 2015

Wrigleys have supported the Dementia Action Alliance to produce a free booklet to help those living with dementia & their families.

A family engineering business becomes employee owned

April 2015

Albany Pumps, an international business based in Gloucestershire and with a site in Yorkshire is celebrating becoming employee owned.

Top 25 accolade for Wrigleys

April 2015

Wrigleys have been recognised as one of the Top 25 Private Client Law Firms in the UK.

Wife of a property developer held to a post-nuptial agreement

April 2015

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.

'No-nups' for cohabiting couples

March 2015

Couples moving in together can benefit from cohabitation agreements

Wills and Pilot trusts – a match to save tax

March 2015

As we now have some certainty on how trusts will be taxed, a new approach to structuring Wills can be applied.

Changes to the Ongoing Taxation of Trusts … back where we started?

March 2015

Consultations on how to simplify trust taxation abruptly ended after a shock announcement from HMRC in June 2014.

Is Osborne hitting tax avoiders or simply embarrassing Miliband?

March 2015

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?

Wrigleys staff become Dementia Friends

March 2015

Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!

DOTAS.. A clearer understanding

February 2015

In the advisory community there has been concern in relation to HMRC's new DOTAS (disclosure of tax avoidance schemes) proposals.

The benefits to families of appointing a corporate trustee

December 2014

Appointing the right trustees is crucial for families to protect the trust beneficiaries and maximise the benefits to them.

Matthew Wrigley wins this year’s Presidents’ Award

October 2014

We are delighted to share the news that Matthew Wrigley received the Presidents' Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

BMA Award for Headway Mental Capacity Booklet & Wrigleys Author

October 2014

The BMA Patient Information Special Award for Mental Capacity Resource went to a Headway advice booklet co-written by Wrigleys solicitor Ian Potter.

New Intestacy Rules

October 2014

There have recently been changes to the intestacy laws in England & Wales.

Will you have to pay inheritance tax BEFORE YOU DIE?

October 2014

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".

Will the 2014 changes to intestacy rules affect you?

October 2014

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.

Chocolate Giveaway!

September 2014

Wrigleys is supporting Remember a Charity in Your Will Week 2014 by giving away Remember a Charity chocolates in our reception throughout the week.

Wrigleys appointed to the National Autistic Society's list of solicitors

September 2014

Wrigleys are delighted to be added to the NAT's specialist solicitor list.

Choosing the Right Executors

July 2014

Figures released by the High Court this week show that claims against executors for mishandling deceased's estates have tripled over the last year.

Government plans to promote LPAs and will-making

June 2014

The Government has announced a plan to help improve the public understanding of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Wrigleys follows the new code of practice for Will writers

April 2014

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.

What parents need to know about leaving money to a disabled or vulnerable child

March 2014

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.

IHT and debt – important changes to the rules

December 2013

Angus Hunter Smart of Wrigleys reviews new rules affecting how debts can be deducted for IHT - unwelcome news for many farmers and landowners.

Extended Disqualification Rules for Academy Trustees and Senior Executives

From the 1 August 2018, important changes are being made to the automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees.

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Alien Invasion: Japanese Knotweed

This article considers the risks of allowing japanese knotweed to spread on your land and the steps which a landowner can take.

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When do Academy Trusts Need a Trading Subsidiary?

What circumstances mean an academy trust may need to set up a subsidiary company to carry out trading activity, in order to comply with charity law.

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 7 August 2018

Date: 07 Aug 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu, Leeds

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Employment Breakfast Briefing - 16 October 2018

Date: 16 Oct 2018


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27th Annual Charity Governance Seminar

Date: 18 Oct 2018

Venue: Hilton Leeds City

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