It is entirely possible to apply for probate and deal with an estate, without seeing a lawyer, but it’s not without risks warns legal group, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Many professionally drafted wills contain trusts to save tax, to avoid those who inherit paying care fees and to reduce the likelihood of potential disputes. SFE members have noticed an increase in ‘DIYers’ returning to them to seek advice when they have made a mistake or find the paperwork too tricky. Mrs A’s will had included a tax saving trust, but when her husband administered the estate, he paid the whole estate to himself. The solicitor was thankfully able to sort out the matter and avoid future complications occurring when Mr A eventually dies. In Mr G’s case, he sold some shares that had made a gain during the administration of his late sister’s estate and had to pay tax….
Peter Lynn and Partners specialise in child law, understanding the sensitivity and expertise required when dealing with the interests of children. Our experience of acting for parents and children in difficult child arrangement disputes allows us an intimate understanding of how to work towards the best interests of the child.
When a family is separating, whether the parents are married or not, planning the future of any children involved is difficult. With whom and where will they reside? What contact will take place? Where will they be educated? Will they keep the same name?
If issues regarding the time each parent…
Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to support Miss Wales Finalist Shannon Lewis as she raises funds for her chosen charity.
21-year-old Shannon who is a trainee teacher from Neath has been actively raising money for Beauty With A Purpose and is on target to raise over £1,000. Shannon commented “the money raised in Wales stays in Wales and last year, Beauty With A Purpose helped support some very worthwhile causes including Latch, Ty Hafan and Bullies Out”.
Shannon’s fundraising efforts have included a charity dinner at the Riverfront in Newport as well as entering the Gung…
Welsh law firm Peter Lynn and Partners have been retained to deal with the acquisition, funding and re-development in Leicester of a former office block to form 63 apartments.
The Equinox Development is in a prime location being only 600 yards from the city centre and within walking distance of Leicester College and the campus of the highly ranked De Monfort University.
Darren Lewis, Partner at the law firm will oversee the legal aspects of the deal and is excited by the opportunity. He commented “this is a great project to be involved in and our appointment demonstrates the growing reputation we…
Poundland on Swansea’s Oxford Street is soon to be re-developed thanks to the help of the commercial property team at leading Swansea based law firm Peter Lynn and Partners.
The £2m deal will see the building renovated by new owners HACER Developments to include ground floor retail space and 35 – 40 residential flats above.
Peter Lynn, Senior Partner at the firm commented “Darren Lewis and the commercial property team have been extremely busy on this deal and as a Swansea based law firm, it was great to have the offer accepted for our client”
The site has seen a number of…
Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to support Skin Care Cymru (SCC) in their innovative campaign to raise awareness of skin cancer and the impact the sun has on people’s bodies no matter what the weather.
The campaign, which sees the dragon on the national flag of Wales replaced with a lobster, has been seen across the nation since its launch on March 1st however the link with SCC and the South Wales law firm is a lot more than a simple financial donation.
Conveyancing specialist Mayda Thomas is a Trustee of the charity that was set…
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To help, we have developed a top-ten list of considerations before making your decision.
- Have you taken the appropriate tax and accounting advice? Getting this wrong at the outset can prove very costly! Accountants work with us to ensure that we get the very best structure for you, not only for the ‘now’, but also for the future.
- What is your target business actually selling? Is it selling shares as a limited company or is it selling assets? Does this fit in with what you want…