This is an attempt to make it easier for people to record their final wishes whilst continuing to protect the elderly and the vulnerable.
The Office of Tax Simplification is reviewing Capital Gains Tax. We look at how this might affect Wrigleys’ rural clients.
The importance of keeping your Will updated and letting people know where it is.
Find out how Wills help you to provide for your "blended family" after your death.
In these uncertain and unsettling days we are all being forced to consider difficult issues.
The CLA has submitted a pre-Budget paper to the Treasury calling for diversified rural businesses to be taxed as a single trading Rural Business Unit.
An update in relation to the current position with the Probate Registry.
Good news for those who will potentially inherit more, but, the reality is that the Government rules rarely operate in the way people expect.
We look here at the Green Party's key tax pledges in their proposal for a 'Green New Deal'.
Like all of the three main parties' manifestos, the treatment of capital taxation in the Liberal Democrats' manifesto is limited. What can we glean?
With the claim to raise £83 billion through reforms to taxation, we look here at the key tax pledges in their proposal to bring about 'real change'.
The latest in our lecture series in honour of the late Matthew Wrigley, a founding partner of the firm, began on a sunny evening at Harewood House.
Private Client advisor Lucy Hargreaves is celebrating her place on the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners across the UK.
We have matched last year's success by maintaining their Band 1 ranking (regional guide) and are still a recognised National Leader (outside London).
Potentially, a couple could have a combined inheritance tax nil rate band of £1m from 6th April 2020.
Despite the proposed fees increase which was expected in April 2019, as I write today the fees are still at the same flat rate.
Consultation raises the prospect of greater company compliance requirements in future
The range of options available, and the importance of acting early with professional input
Marie-Louise Hamilton has been appointed managing partner and will start the role in May 2019.
"Only for rock stars and professional footballers" was once the perception, but the reality is now much different.
This article explores the new proposed fees for obtaining a Grant of Probate in England and Wales announced by the Government this month.
HMRC has further updated its guidance on compliance with the legislation of the registration of trusts which had tax liability.
The firm has once again achieved Band 1 ranking (regional guide) and are delighted to be recognised as a Band 1 National Leader (outside London).
The recent case of Taulbut v Davey is the latest example of a homemade Will causing confusion, frustration, and fallout.
HMRC has now updated its guidance on penalties for failure to comply with the legislation of the registration of trusts which had tax liability.
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.
Thomas Wainman considers 'employee ownership' as an option for family businesses plus the usual mix of news, insights and perspectives.
Wrigleys are pleased to announce 4 promotions in the firm's Leeds office.
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.
The latest family business news, insights, perspectives and more besides.
We consider what happens to joint accounts after someone loses mental capacity or dies
A roundtable discussion amongst private client experts from Florida, Texas and New York - plus the European jurisdictions of the UK, Portugal & Malta.
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.
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.
Wrigleys is pleased to announce 3 promotions in its private client and charity property teams.
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.
Wrigleys celebrates another successful year for its trainee recruitment process, and welcomes Trusts and Estates specialist solicitor Kieran McIvor.
This case made headlines after a daughter successfully challenged being excluded from her mother's Will. We analyse the implications for testators.
In an unexpected announcement in the 2015 Budget, a valuable tax relief available for private landlords has been severely restricted.
FAQs on how the widely anticipated changes to the Inheritance Tax nil rate band will operate.
Wrigleys have supported the Dementia Action Alliance to produce a free booklet to help those living with dementia & their families.
Wrigleys have been recognised as one of the Top 25 Private Client Law Firms in the UK.
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.
Couples moving in together can benefit from cohabitation agreements
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?
Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!
Appointing the right trustees is crucial for families to protect the trust beneficiaries and maximise the benefits to them.
The BMA Patient Information Special Award for Mental Capacity Resource went to a Headway advice booklet co-written by Wrigleys solicitor Ian Potter.
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.
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".
Wrigleys is supporting Remember a Charity in Your Will Week 2014 by giving away Remember a Charity chocolates in our reception throughout the week.
Figures released by the High Court this week show that claims against executors for mishandling deceased's estates have tripled over the last year.
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.
Angus Hunter Smart of Wrigleys reviews new rules affecting how debts can be deducted for IHT - unwelcome news for many farmers and landowners.