Articles

trust-amongst-friends-can-bare-trust-exist-without-trust-deed
28 August 2019
A Bare Trust is where an individual (the Trustee) holds assets on behalf of another person (the Beneficiary). The Beneficiary can ask for the return of the assets at any time and is treated as the absolute owner for tax purposes.
relationship-misconceptions-and-considerations-wills
09 July 2019
There are so many misconceptions about relationships and how a particular relationship status can effect a Last Will and Testament. Here are few common misconceptions that we have heard during clients meetings.   “My Will has been revoked as I am divorced”
court-protection-%E2%80%93-deputyship-applications
08 July 2019
“I’m sorry, we can only discuss the account with the account holder” “But I’m her daughter, my mum has dementia and can not call you herself”
your-will-slippery-slope
10 June 2019
We have seen a recent rise in Will Writers offering cheaply prepared Wills online, and more and more people are taking matters into their own hands by preparing their own DIY Wills. 
Probate Court fees: snakes and one ladder
27 November 2018
Smith Partnership considers the impact of the proposed increase in the Probate fee regime.