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Why cheap wills could be costly in the long run

26 November 2021

Research has revealed that the pandemic prompted millions of adults to start thinking about their will or to finally get around to writing one.

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Pay up or sell up – the stark choice facing homeowners under new social care reforms

23 November 2021

Many homeowners may still have to sell their homes to pay for their own care later in life as reforms which were meant to tackle unfairness in the way the social care system is funded fall short

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Contesting a Will, News, Wills, Trusts & Probate

The funny business of contested wills

18 October 2021

A High Court battle over the will of the late Monty Python star Terry Jones highlights some interesting legal points about estate claims.

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Answering your ‘Care Cap’ questions

11 October 2021

From October 2023, the Government will be introducing a new cap on the amount anyone in England will need to spend on their personal care over their lifetime.

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Shropshire solicitor warns families could be caught out by inheritance tax as HMRC collections rise

03 September 2021

Carina Kervin, Regional Director of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and Partner within the FBC Manby Bowdler Wills Trust and Lifetime Planning team says that inheritance tax (IHT) could be a ticking time bomb for many families.

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Shropshire law firm scoops top rankings in leading legal guide

29 July 2021

FBC Manby Bowdler and Partner Graham Fuller have received high recognition in the prestigious Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021 aimed at the international private wealth market.

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Court of Protection & Deputyship, News, Wills, Trusts & Probate

Britney Spears conservatorship case raises important questions

25 June 2021

While Spears describes the past 13 years as “embarrassing and humiliating” the case does raise important questions about what protection English law provides to safeguard vulnerable people.

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How to use your lockdown savings to cut future tax bills

15 June 2021

For some people, time spent at home during lockdown has provided an opportunity to save more money as holidays, eating out and commuting costs have all been put on ice.

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Getting physical with the digital

30 April 2021

The value of our online lives is becoming immeasurable, yet few people are taking sufficient steps to safeguard their digital assets.

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What happens when the people who are supposed to care a lot, take a lot?

23 April 2021

Rosamund Pike won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a Court Appointed Guardian and ruthless con artist who defrauds elderly people in her care of their money.

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