Private Client Issues - January 2017

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Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest.

When is a million pounds not a million pounds? The new residence nil rate band

From 6 April 2017, there will be a new RNRB for an estate where a person leaves his/her home, or a share of it, to direct descendants, such as children or grandchildren.

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Do I have the right to contest a loved one's Will?

Have you recently been left upset and disappointed by a loved one's Will following their death? Do you believe that you are entitled to receive a benefit under a Will but have not been sufficiently provided for? All is not lost…

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What are the consequences for an ex-spouse if he or she does not pay following a court order?

The Law Commission has released new proposals suggesting that ex-spouses who refuse to pay sums due following their divorce should be banned from travelling abroad.

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Planning for an Autonomous World?

If the Autumn Statement disclosed anything about the Chancellor's life at 11 Downing Street, it's that traffic on Whitehall is getting worse and Mr Hammond hasn't the time to drive himself to work. Well, that is one take on the commitment to spend £390 million to support development of low emission and autonomous vehicles. But what will this mean for road users, rural properties and the future in planning terms? 

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If you are impacted by any of the above topics or you would like further information on how we can help you, please contact your usual Blake Morgan adviser.

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Helen is the Divisional Director for Private Law and is responsible for the delivery of private law services across Blake Morgan’s six offices.

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