QualitySolicitors Truemans is part of a national network of law firms. Looking after businesses and the people of Oxford and the wider community, here and abroad. Everything we do, we do it for you.
When we work for you, there are no hidden costs. We work efficiently. We will not write 3 letters where we can write one covering 3 issues (some firms do). We will keep you informed about costs throughout.
We don't use legal jargon, we use plain English.
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"We are grateful to Truemans for their assistance and for the way that the matter has been dealt with.
Thank you to the whole team at Quality Solicitors Truemans for all your help, couldn't ask for a better result, thank you."
"Louise provided an efficient, value for money service and maintained a professional courtesy in all communications"
"Dealing with a divorce or separation is a very stressful and emotional time. Everyone I had contact with at Truemans solicitors were supportive and professional during the whole process. The legal jargon was explained clearly and I felt confident that the advice I was given enabled me to make informed decisions. I would certainly recommend using Truemans Solictors."
Oxford-based QualitySolicitors Truemans is waiving their fee for Wills for customers over 55 years as part of an award-winning Will Scheme partnership with Barnardo’s.
The exclusive partnership means those who do not already have one in place can have a simple Will professionally written that captures everything from final wishes and organ donation preferences, to inheritance and tax planning.
Truemans is continuing its work in areas involving international law in 2017
2017 has seen Lorraine King finish two cases involving international elements.
The first was a case involving the Local Authority wanting to place a child outside the court’s jurisdiction in Scotland. Lorraine represented the child in the court case. Scotland has a completely different court system to England and Wales and this is an area where few law firms have the experience and expertise. As a result of this case the higher courts have now given guidance to local authorities on how to manage cases where they wish to place children outside England and Wales.
The second case involved where a child was permanently placed in Romania with his Romanian grandparents having lived in the UK for a number of years. Lorraine represented the child’s Romanian father who throughout the proceedings resided in Romania and spoke no English.
Truemans has always had a reputation for having experienced lawyers who are able to deal with complex issues and who conduct their own advocacy. This is continuing into areas of international law.
Inheritance tax is due to change in April. Currently, everyone is allowed to leave an estate valued at up to £325,000 without paying tax on it. This is a called a nil rate band. Anything you leave above that amount is charged at 40%.
There is a tax free 'main residence' band being introduced in April 2017 and is for those people leaving their main residence to their direct descendent. This new allowance Is being phased in this year starting at £100,000 in addition to the £325,000. It will increase by £25,000 each year after this one so by 2020 the band will be £500,000 for single people if they are leaving their main residence to their children.
For couples the nil band which is currently is £650,000 will increase to £850,000 in April 2017 and to £1m by 2020.
For anyone concerned about inheritance tax making a will is crucial and ensures that they have control over their money once they're gone.
We continue to act for adult M who was found and brought to England in a neglected state but who is now being cared for by expert staff at a specialist home in England. In her claim against the government for state neglect, she has recently been awarded an interim payment on account of damages to be awarded once all of the evidence in support of her claim is available. It means that her family will be able to visit her regularly from their remote home in a British Overseas Territory.