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19th February 2020

Who can write my Will for me if I am not able?

The appointment of an Attorney can help you deal with your affairs once you are no longer able. But they are not allowed to write a Will on your behalf. By appointing an Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), you can have someone you trust to deal with both your financial affairs and […]

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12th February 2020

How to show mental capacity to make a Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can be an incredibly helpful way of allowing a person you trust to manage your affairs once you are no longer capable. Ideally, an LPA should be executed well in advance of any incapacity. But so long as the person signing the document still understands its full meaning and […]

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5th February 2020

Is Inheritance Tax payable on gifts made from income?

Gifts made before someone dies may be liable for inheritance Tax (IHT) unless they are made from income or are in an exempt category. When an estate is administered, the Executor or Administrator will have to assess gifts that have been given by the deceased during their lifetime and decide whether or not they should […]

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29th January 2020

Can anyone see the contents of a Will?

When someone dies, often loved ones would like to see the document that they have left outlining their wishes and stating who is to benefit from their estate. We look at who is entitled to see the contents of a Will. Immediately following a death, the only people initially entitled to read the Will are […]

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23rd January 2020

Facebook prize draw winner unwraps E.L.M’s Wild Place Project Bear!

E.L.M proudly sponsored a bear as part of a fundraising campaign for Wild Place Project’s exciting new exhibit, Bear Wood, which is now open at the attraction. Will the bear was part of a trail of 20 individually hand-painted 3D bears placed around the south Gloucestershire attraction, greeting visitors from April 6 until September. Visitors […]

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