IHT & New Penalty Regime

For events on or after 1 April 2009 the liable person(s) may be charged penalties if they do not take reasonable care in preparing their IHT account or excepted estate return. Have you updated [...]

Family Partnerships

Tax planning in the UK changed radically in 2006. Although trusts had been used since the Crusades, to protect assets and beneficiaries, Finance Act 2006 contained an unprecedented ‘attack’ on [...]

Re P – Statutory Wills

Many people believe they act in someone's best interests; section 4 Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), effective from October 2007, now brings this principle into law. With this new arrival, the [...]

Want to buy a wood?

Ownership of Britain’s woods and forests is split between the state (mainly Forestry Commission) and non-state roughly in proportion of 35:65. While there are a few publicly owned non-Forestry [...]