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A guide to Inheritance Tax: the legal aspects

Philip Williams
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Inheritance Tax (IHT) is primarily a charge on your assets on death, including your share of assets jointly held with another person. However, lifetime gifts made within seven years prior to your death can also be brought back into charge. IHT is also...

Organ Donation - Did you know the Law changed in the first Lockdown?

Philip Williams
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From 20 May 2020, the law on organ donation in England changed to an opt-out system. This means that in most cases, adults who die in England will be treated as having agreed to be an organ donor. If you are thinking about your Will, it is a good time to...

Harrowells boosts Private Client Department with senior appointments

Peter Mills
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Harrowells has strengthened its Private Client Department’s senior team with the promotion of Monika Bone to partner and the appointment of Philip Williams as an associate solicitor. Philip joins from the private capital group at Addleshaw...

Q: Can a widow, who has remarried, use 3 nil rate bands in their inheritance tax planning? A: Yes...

Philip Williams
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Q: Can a widow (or widower), who has remarried, use the nil rate band from their deceased first partner in their inheritance tax planning - effectively meaning they have up to 3 nil rate bands? A: Yes – provided that (1) the widow’s Will is...

Harrowells now has an office in Malton

Peter Mills
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Our Agricultural, Commercial and Private Client Teams have been successful in winning new instructions in the Ryedale area in recent months. As a result, we have opened a base in Malton so that we can more easily look after our clients and contacts in the...

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