Wills and Estates

Listing in prestigious legal wealth guide for top Thursfields lawyer

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A top lawyer at Thursfields Solicitors has been included in a prestigious national legal guide that highlights top professional advisers for wealthy clients. Ruth Baker, an associate director in the Wills & Estates department in Thursfields’s Worcester office, is one of just two lawyers ranked in the Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide from the…

There’s never been a better time to talk about Wills following COVID-19

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Wills and Estates With everyone thinking more about death in the wake of COVID-19, it’s the perfect time to make sure Wills are planned properly. Michelle Hetheridge, director of the Wills & Estates department at Thursfields said professional advice would help ensure that deceased’s loved ones received what was rightfully theirs as quickly as possible….

Consider remote Mediation for disputes during Lockdown

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Inheritance and probate disputes are still being progressed during Covid-19 with the assistance of online mediation services.  Mediation is often used to achieve resolution of disputes.  The use of technology (for example, a video conferencing platform such as Zoom) can provide conditions as close as possible to those of a face to face mediation. The…

Don’t take short-cuts on Wills during COVID-19

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It is reported that the government is looking at changing requirements around witnessing a Will in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak. Currently a Will must be signed by the testator in the presence of two independent witnesses, but the Ministry of Justice is consulting with the Law Society to consider relaxing the signing requirements….

Changes to Inheritance Tax (IHT) Forms during Covid-19 | Wills and estates

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Emergency COVID-19 measures that mean there is no longer a need for handwritten signatures on inheritance tax (IHT) forms have been welcomed by Thursfields Solicitors. The comments from the leading Midlands law firm comes as HMRC announced it was temporarily accepting printed signatures on IHT returns instead of personal representatives’ physical signatures when there is…

Webinar: Legal issues affecting Business owners | Wills and estates

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Legal experts, Stewart Coles and Laura Banks will be hosting a webinar in conjunction with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce on 29 April at 12pm. The webinar will focus on latest property issues affecting business owners and also discuss the importance and relevance of making wills and LPAs. To register, see link below: https://hwchamber.co.uk/webinar-legal-issues-affecting-business-owners-assessing-your-financial-affairs-during-coronavirus/

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Upsurge in Wills and Powers of Attorney requests

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Law firms are busy coping with an upsurge in requests for new Wills and Powers of Attorney because of the Covid-19 pandemic and we are providing services remotely as we steer through these unprecedented times. Laura Banks, a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Wills & Estates department at Thursfields, was commenting on how the health…

Free training event for legal professionals on Wills, legacies and trustee issues

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Legal professionals who want to develop their knowledge of Wills, legacies and trustee issues can benefit from a free event in Worcester co-hosted by Thursfields Solicitors. The half-day of continuing professional development will take place at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium from 8.30am to 1pm on Thursday 26 March. Thursfields is running the event in partnership…

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