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Does my UK Will cover any property owned abroad?


The recent death of Ian Cameron, father of the Prime Minister, in France is a reminder to all those who own property abroad of the need to seek legal advice in the country where the property is situated, not only in relation to the purchase of property but also as to its disposal on death. Many…

Planning your retirement


As well as the obvious financial and pension planning that goes into retirement, it is a good time to give your affairs in general an "MOT". For most people retirement means a significant change in their financial and personal circumstances and you should review your Will (or make one if you have…

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I have dementia and can still plan for my future


To coincide with World Alzheimer's Day on September 21st Lancashire law firm Forbes Solicitors is demystifying the common myth that people automatically lose the right to look after their affairs once they have been diagnosed with the illness. Jane Cannon, a Solicitor in the Wills and Probate Team…

Happy holidays in the Costa Brava


Many Britons are choosing to invest in holiday homes abroad. A place in the sun can be the ultimate place to escape to and relax but how many have given much thought to what will happen to their dream holiday home when they have passed away. The recent death of the Prime Ministers father, Ian Cameron,…

Forbes comes out top in Lancashire


In the leading guide to legal services, the Legal 500, Forbes Solicitors has increased the number of categories it is recommended in to 13, up three from last year, and once again out performed all its local competitors. Forbes is the only Lancashire law firm to appear in six categories - Property…

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Will Writers Warning


Following the recent Panorama programme highlighting the dangers of using a will writer, Forbes Solicitors advise that the only way to guarantee the best for your loved ones is for your Will to be drawn up by a specialist solicitor. Shocking figures reveal that 67% of consumers wrongly believe that…

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Why is it so important to make a Will?


If you die without a Will in the UK you die "intestate", which basically means that your estate is administered in accordance with the Intestacy Rules. The division of your estate and possessions will be determined according to these rules which are often impersonal, inflexible and do not reflect today'…

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Dementia Warning


To coincide with the recent Dementia Awareness campaign the NHS is running, Lancashire law firm Forbes Solicitors is issuing a warning to people about managing their affairs once they have been diagnosed with dementia. Jane Cannon, a Wills and Probate Solicitor at Forbes advises, "People are often…

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Reducing UK Inheritance Tax - How much will I have to pay?


There are a number of ways in which you can reduce your Inheritance Tax , and by incorporating them into your lifetime estate planning you can potentially substantially reduce your Inheritance Tax liability upon death. 1) Make sure you use your annual allowance Everyone is entitled to give away up to…

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14 Jan 2019

Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts


Why do I need to make a Will?

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