Probate and Trusts

13th January 2020

Never made a Will?  Made a Will but it is out of date?  Either way you could risk your nest egg passing to the wrong person and leaving your loved ones in the lurch.  Make 2020 the year you make a new Will. “The importance of making a ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
8th October 2018

When making your will you need to appoint at least one executor who will be responsible for the important task of dealing with your estate on your death.  Deciding who to appoint is one of the most important decisions you will ever ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
16th July 2018

In 2017 new rules were introduced to allow home owners to a claim an additional allowance to reduce their Inheritance Tax (or IHT) liability.  This news came as a welcome relief to many homeowners wishing to pass their most prized ...

Key to success
7th March 2018

We are delighted to announce that Clare Ridout in our Wills, Probate and Trusts department has successfully gained her STEP qualification. The STEP Diploma is a highly regarded academic qualification in the practice area of Will, ...

Key to success
26th June 2017

We are delighted to announce that Clare Ridout in our Wills, Probate and Trusts department has passed her tax paper, which is part of the STEP qualification. The STEP Diploma is a highly regarded academic qualification in the practice ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
24th November 2016

What is a lasting power of attorney (LPA)? An LPA is a document which allows you to nominate somebody to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to.  There are two types of LPA: Property and financial affairs Health and welfare ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
15th September 2016

Congratulations to Samantha Tayler, the latest member of the Wills, Probate and Trusts team. We are delighted to announce that Samantha Tayler has qualified as a solicitor, having successfully completed her two year training contract ...