Category Archives: Wills Trusts and Probate

Free wills service to local Fire Officers

Monday, 11 Mar 2019

AWB Charlesworth solicitors limited have recently started working in conjunction with Skipton and Grassington Fire Service to offer a free wills service to local firemen and women.  Sarah Richardson, a wills and probate executive at the firm, came up with the idea after learning that many of the fire service did not have wills in... Read More

Private Client Lawyer passes Advanced Qualification

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors’ Private Client Lawyer passes Advanced Qualification Keighley Solicitor Mark Shaw, a Member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), has recently passed with distinction the STEP Advanced Qualification in Cross Border Estates. The course explores the issues to consider when dealing with an estate with a cross- border aspect, taking examples... Read More

How Lasting Powers of Attorney can help

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Dementia Awareness Week Those who are diagnosed with dementia, along with their family and friends, often find that they are in completely unknown territory. Dealing with the day to day changes, and anticipating how to put things in place to assist all concerned can be a tough juggling act. One thing to remember is that... Read More

Proprietary Estoppel & Farmers

Friday, 18 May 2018

Proprietary Estoppel & Farmers Proprietary estoppel is, in simple terms, where a person has been promised an interest in a property (such as a farm business) and has relied on that promise to incur costs or make sacrifices (e.g. not taken up a job offer elsewhere) that they would not have done if they had... Read More

Gathering in the estate

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Once the inheritance tax account has been delivered and the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration has been issued the executor or administrator (“the Personal Representative”) can then start to gather in the assets of the estate. Generally speaking this is likely to include the following where appropriate: Selling any house or land owned... Read More

Dying Matters- Day 1 Registering a Death and Arranging a Funeral

Monday, 14 May 2018

As part of Dying Matters Awareness week, we will be posting daily blogs illustrating the life of a executor of an estate. When a person passes away it is always a very difficult time and the legal procedures can be daunting, especially for someone who has not dealt with them before. In this blog we... Read More

Have you put your affairs in order?

Monday, 26 Mar 2018

Planning for the future is one of those things which is important, and yet never urgent. Making time to think about, and document, your wishes will help those you love in the event of major illness or death.  Put yourselves and loved ones in the  best  position possible and take some of the following steps... Read More

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Natwest hold sparkling networking event at newly refurbished Iain Henderson Jewellery studio in Bingley

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Iain Henderson – Iain Henderson Jewellery, Liz Smith- NatWest, Felicity Green- AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Nicky Chadwick – Iain Henderson Jewellery. The well-established Women@Work networking event co-organised by AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Natwest welcomed businesswomen from across the Aire Valley to the beautiful and unusual setting of a local jewellery studio. Guests enjoyed a glass... Read More

Another new Bingley recruit for AWB Charlesworth Solicitors- Kate Thornton joins the growing team as Private Client specialist.

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Kate Thornton this last week joins the growing Bingley office at AWB Charlesworth Solicitors as Private Client Solicitor- taking the wills, trust and probate department to eight lawyers across the four sites (Skipton, Keighley, Bradford and Bingley).  Kate has over ten years of experience at city firms, specializing in wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney, estate... Read More

Inheritance Tax – The Basics

Monday, 21 Aug 2017

When someone dies, it might be necessary for their estate to pay inheritance tax. Assessing whether or not tax is due can be very complicated, this article sets out the basic rules about when inheritance tax is due. The inheritance tax threshold currently is £325,000 per person. If the total value of someone’s estate, combined... Read More