Wills, probate and powers of attorney

Wills

Making a Will can prevent a lot of arguments and uncertainty between friends and relatives and, more importantly, set out your wishes. There are some common myths around making a Will which we hear...

Probate

When there’s a death somebody has to deal with the deceased’s estate – their money, property, other assets and other personal items. The person or persons who do this will need authority through a...

Powers of Attorney

We talk to a large number of callers each year who may be worried about a friend or relative being able to manage their financial affairs or their health and welfare. This can be for a number of...

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

In this factsheet we set out how Capital Gains Tax (CGT) works and when it may apply. We deal with many calls about CGT. Callers are naturally concerned that it may apply when selling an asset,...

Inheritance Tax (IHT)

Inheritance tax (IHT) is a popular subject with callers to our tax line. Whether you are looking to protect your assets to benefit future generations, help your children get on the property ladder...