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Leaving a legacy to a charity in your Will

14th September 2017

The 11th-17th September 2017 is Remember a Charity in your Will Week when everyone is encouraged to leave a bequest or legacy to their favourite charity in their Will. It’s a little known fact that most charities in the UK wouldn’t survive without gifts being left to them in Wills. By remembering your favourite charities in this way, you’re ensuring that…

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How a Lasting Power of Attorney can help you plan for the future

11th August 2017

Recent research from the University College, London predicts that 1.2 million people in England and Wales will have dementia by 2040, and this makes for sobering reading for anyone contemplating their old age. However, two simple legal documents, known as a Lasting Power of Attorney, can help everyone to plan for their future and give peace of mind for themselves…

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Tallents Solicitors awarded for Will Aid effort

5th June 2017

John Coulthurst and the Will writing team from Tallents celebrate their fund-raising success for Will Aid 2016 Tallents Solicitors in Newark and Mansfield have raised £11,329 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign. Tallents Solicitors signed up to the annual Will Aid scheme last year and its lawyers wrote wills for local people in…

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Review your Will now to take advantage of new Inheritance Tax Allowance

2nd June 2017

Review your Will now to take advantage of the new Inheritance Tax allowance Ann Farnill “We’re advising all clients who are worried about whether their estate will pay inheritance tax on their death to review their Wills,” says Ann Farnill, Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate at Tallents Solicitors. “The government’s new family home allowance is…

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Wills aren’t just for the rich and famous – why you should have one too

26th January 2017

As 2016 ended, it seemed that being a celebrity continued to be a dangerous occupation as yet more famous faces passed away. The majority of famous people who passed on had planned ahead by leaving Wills documenting how their estates should be distributed. However, there were a couple of notable celebrities who died intestate during 2016: namely Prince and Caroline…

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