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Inheritance and tax planning

Planning ahead for when you die allows you to set out clearly who should get what from your estate. QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke can help you think through your plans and their financial impact. Our aim is to ensure that your loved ones are cared for when you no longer can.

Planning for life after your death may be difficult. However, it is simply taking care of your family in the future. Your estate will be subject to Inheritance Tax thresholds and other matters. Planning now allows you to consider reliefs and exemptions. Having a Will ensures people know how to share out your estate exactly as you planned for it to be and that this is done in a financially sophisticated way.

Taxes are one certainty in life. And they apply in death too. Tax planning involves thinking about your home, the value of any investments, trusts and the making of gifts to limit any tax implications. At QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke, we understand the rules and implications of these decisions. We make a complex area of law and financial planning simple and use plain English to make certain you understand any decisions made.

Arrange an appointment with us and begin planning for your family’s future today. Call us on 01273 838 756 to find out more.

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Joanna Dixon
Probate Executive & Head of Private Client
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Julian Potter
Associate Solicitor
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Dominique Arnold
Legal Advisor
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Jackie Gates
Legal Secretary
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Debbie Crush
Legal Secretary
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Debra Johnson
Legal Secretary
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Sarah Hannaford
Legal Secretary
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News and media

  • News
    • Posted on January 4, 2018
      Most people these days have some connection to a dementia story. It’s easy to see why when the Alzheimer’s Society states that there are 850,000 people living with some form of dementia in the UK today. 225,000 will develop dementia this year alone- that’s one every three minutes!
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    • Posted on November 20, 2017
      In 1837 the Wills Act was passed which still to this day governs the basic legal principles relating to Wills. Now, almost 200 years later the Law Commission have launched a nationwide consultation proposing to shake up the law relating to Wills to bring it up to date and in line with modern day society.
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    • Posted on October 30, 2017
      It is, of course, very common for couples to live together without being married and indeed for children to be born into such relationships. The importance of having a will cannot be underestimated.
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  • Blog
    • Posted on November 30, 2018
      Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, sadly passed away in August and did so without leaving a Will. This might come as a surprise to many given her superstar status and assets worth an estimated £62.3 million. Without a Will in place, local law is dictating how her estate is being divided, rather than this being her own choice. This is further complicated because one of her sons has special needs that require financial and medical support for the rest of his life. The process of administering her estate could take years to resolve because of this lack of clear division and potential claims to the inheritance, and will likely play out in public.
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    • Posted on June 4, 2018
      In Private Client – that is to say, the area of law that deals with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate, etc - we are concerned with protecting you and ensuring your wishes are carried out. Often this means what you wish to happen after you die, but this can also mean what you want to happen should you still be alive but unable to make decisions about yourself.
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    • Posted on January 2, 2018
      Happy New Year from everyone at Howlett Clarke!

      New Year can be a time for reflection. We all have a list of things we need to get around to but also grand plans for what we would like to do in the future.
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