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Happy lesbian couple walking on a hill
14 February 2020
As part of Smith Partnership’s support of LGBTQ+ History Month, we will be looking back at key moments in legal history which have advanced LGBTQ+ rights.
family
30 January 2020
The Government has recently made a change to the Rules of Intestacy by increasing the statutory legacy which passes to a deceased’s surviving spouse or civil partner where they have children.
trust-amongst-friends-can-bare-trust-exist-without-trust-deed
28 August 2019
A Bare Trust is where an individual (the Trustee) holds assets on behalf of another person (the Beneficiary). The Beneficiary can ask for the return of the assets at any time and is treated as the absolute owner for tax purposes.
relationship-misconceptions-and-considerations-wills
09 July 2019
There are so many misconceptions about relationships and how a particular relationship status can effect a Last Will and Testament. Here are few common misconceptions that we have heard during clients meetings.   “My Will has been revoked as I am divorced”
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08 July 2019
“I’m sorry, we can only discuss the account with the account holder” “But I’m her daughter, my mum has dementia and can not call you herself”