Throughout the UK many people pass away without making a Will, without any inheritance planning or without suitable people appointed to deal with their estate after their death. This often leads to additional inheritance tax being paid, additional capital gains tax liabilities, and arguments within families which could otherwise be avoided.
The law is changing and the need for us to plan and effectively organise our estates is greater than ever before. This will have major consequences on how best to draft your Will and your Will will need to be kept up to date with the legislative changes which are taking place.
At a time when emotions run high, the uncertainty about your final wishes and the financial protection you want to leave to your loves ones is of major importance to those that you leave behind. Failure to plan in later life and failure to have suitable persons to deal with your estate can expose your loved ones to difficulty, adverse tax implications and loss to the estate.
Healys know the value of the personal service that we provide our clients. We have friendly, approachable staff and ensure our clients receive the best advice possible. Healys can help you to plan your estate comprehensively, with a full private client department which includes trusts and international wealth specialists, wills and probate specialists, family specialists and contentious probate specialists, all of whom work together to give you the best advice possible.
Our services include:
We also have a range of selected business contacts, including Independent Financial Advisors, Accountants and Wealth Managers to assist you.
If you would like further information on how we can help you call Christina Spencer on 01273 810 079 or email email@example.com
5th July 2018
A recent case on the difficult area of proprietary estoppel demonstrates that when it comes to who will inherit your estate, you may not be able to change your mind if the potential beneficiary has already relied on the promise. Continue reading »
15th September 2017
In an age when we are living longer, but not necessarily healthier, nominating a trustworthy person to make decisions for us in the event of mental incapacity is sensible life planning. Continue reading »
19th May 2017
Depending on particular circumstances, they will generally not save the majority of those getting financial support for home care or residential care fees any money. Continue reading »
16th February 2015
A number of trusts, known as “relevant property trusts” holding assets within their trust funds escape a 40% IHT liability on the death of the estate planner, but for inheritance tax which is chargeable (during the estate planner’s lifetime and upon death) when assets enter the trust (entry charge at the lifetime rate of 20%), or are distributed to beneficiaries (exit/ proportionate charge) and also a time-based charge every ten years (the ten year anniversary/periodic charge) where no inheritance tax would otherwise be payable simply because distributions are deferred indefinitely. Continue reading »
2nd February 2015
Unlike the capital gains tax regimes applicable to most countries internationally which charge tax on gains made on properties sited within the relevant domestic jurisdiction which disposed of by their owners, the UK at present does not charge capital gains tax (CGT). Continue reading »
23rd November 2018
A radical proposal for cycling awareness has been unveiled by the government. The plans include a series of measures to improve safety for vulnerable road users, and to encourage and support cycling. The aim is to reduce the significant number of serious and fatal accidents suffered by cyclists. Continue reading »
5th November 2018
Healys is proud to announce that, for the third year running, the legal directory Chambers & Partners has ranked Head of Professional Negligence, Robert Johnson, as a “Leader in the Field”. Newly appointed Corporate partner, Karen Lord, has also been recommended. Continue reading »
2nd November 2018
The only London-based professional negligence firm to act exclusively for claimants, Healys’ Professional Negligence team has once again improved upon its ranking and celebrates a 7th consecutive year recognised in the Legal 500 directory. Continue reading »
After another great year, Healys LLP, a leading law firm, with offices in London and Brighton held an informal Autumn drinks reception to thank many of their long standing clients and supporters. Continue reading »
30th October 2018
Healys LLP has again achieved an increase in its top tier ranking in the Legal 500. This year a team of 13 lawyers have been accredited as specialists within their sectors. The Legal 500 directory provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on legal services providers, in over 100 countries. Continue reading »