Category Archives: Wills

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


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