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Protecting your Children upon Remarriage

What is the legal status of children following the death of one parent and the re-marriage of the other?   If there is no Will in place then upon the death of the surviving parent who has remarried and under the Rules of Intestacy, the first £250,000 of the estate plus personal belongings would pass to their new spouse.  The spouse or civil partner will also receive half of the balance of the estate if it is worth over £250,000.  The remaining

Budget 2015 - Key Points

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, gave his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 8th July.

This stated that the 2015 Budget will be one "for working people," it is a Budget that "sets out a plan for Britiain for the next 5 years to keep moving fro a low wage, high tax, high welfare economy; to the higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country we intend to create."

Data Privacy in the Digital Age

The Data Protection Act 1998 applies to all businesses that collect personal data in the United Kingdom. Data covered by the Act includes any information relating to a living person by which they can be identified. This includes their name, address, date of birth and preferences as well as others’ views about them.

Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills Seminar

We are delighted to announce that our Seminar held on 1st July 2015 on the importance of making Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills was a huge success.  We were working in partnership with Age UK Islington.

We discussed the importance of making a Will and ensuring that it is kept up to date.   We also discussed the advantages and disadvantages of entering into Lasting Powers of Attorney. 

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