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We offer a tailored, high quality service that ensures our clients interests are managed and protected in line with their wishes for their lifetime and for the benefit of future generations.
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Our Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts teams provide specialist advice to private individuals and their families, executors and trustees from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
We have particular expertise in advising owner managers and clients in the rural sector, including farmers and landed estates, on the complex legal issues arising out of the relationship between their personal and business interests. We are also well placed to offer advice to individuals who face inheritance or tax planning issues arising out of international interests, such as domicile or the ownership of assets overseas.
Examples of how our team have helped clients include:
National leading law firm Blake Morgan have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to ‘heir hunting’, or probate research – the process of helping next of kin become reunited with estates, at The UK Probate Research Awards.
National leading law firm Blake Morgan has been accredited by the STEP Employer Partnership Programme (EPP) and awarded 'Platinum Employment Partner' status.
Alison Craggs sets out important points to consider when advising a transgender client.
We at Blake Morgan have blogged before on the importance of making a Will if you want to control what happens to your estate after death. But what actually makes a Will a 'good' or 'proper' one that does what you want it to do? Is legal jargon necessary?
We take a look at what the role of a probate lawyer could have done in Mary Poppins Returns. The film would have been less exciting but any family law issues would have been resolved and the Banks family would have had peace of mind!
The Government has recently announced changes to the procedure for applying for a grant of probate in England and Wales. The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2018 form part of the Government's continuing project to modernise the probate process.
On 10 August the Government published its response to a consultation on the taxation of termination payments. Lisa Wallis and Ruth Christy consider the Government's plans in more detail and their implications.
As property prices continue to soar across the UK, the dream of owning a home appears to be slipping away from a vast number of under 35’s. Unsurprisingly, the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' seems a very attractive option.
Rebecca Davies was just a few months old when she was involved in an horrific car accident that changed her life forever.