Welcome to this month’s edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan’s monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. It features insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.
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Blake Morgan rises up Chambers High Net Worth Guide rankings
Lawyers in the Private Wealth teams at Blake Morgan are celebrating the publication of the 2023 rankings from the Chambers High Net Worth Guide – which recognises the best performing lawyers.
Spouses set to inherit more under rule change
The government has increased the statutory legacy, which is the fixed sum a spouse or civil partner receives where a person dies without a Will. From 26 July 2023, the new allowance will be £322,000.
Lasting Powers of Attorney: who should I choose to appoint as my attorney?
A valid, registered Lasting Power of Attorney gives your attorneys a great deal of control over your affairs. Therefore, choosing appropriate attorneys is of vital importance.
Inheritance tax and gifting exemptions
What difficulties do executors face when disclosing lifetime gifts to HMRC and how you can make life simpler for your executors? We explore gifting exemptions in more detail.
Blake Morgan partner pens menopause handbook for charity
Blake Morgan partner, Jennifer Williamson, is to become a debut author – publishing a handbook offering advice on the menopause and family law, and will be donating all royalties to charity.
Key considerations for estate planning
It is a very good idea to consider planning for the future, to ensure that you protect your wealth, minimise any potential Inheritance Tax liability and ensure that the people you love benefit the most.
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