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The latest legal news & family, employment, personal injury and wills & succession law news from Complete Clarity Solicitors.

Director of Complete Clarity Solicitors, a fresh but very professional new law firm based in Glasgow. With a team of nine and a total of 36 years qualification experience there is very little in the way of Scots law and legal services that we cannot advise on. Contact us today to find out how we can help you. Connect on LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com...

Director of Complete Clarity Solicitors, a fresh but very professional new law firm based in Glasgow. With a team of nine and a total of 36 years qualification experience there is very little in the way of Scots law and legal services that we cannot advise on. Contact us today to find out how we can help you. Connect on LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/pub/billy-smith/a/630/87a

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What we've learned

Once again, everyone at Clarity Simplicity Limited wishes everyone very well at these trying times.

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Even with Covid-19, disputes happen. New guide to dispute resolution in Scotland

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5 things to consider when making a Will during the coronavirus

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The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020: How do the changes affect me?

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Executor Personally Liable to Pay Inheritance Tax Bill

Acting as executor for an estate carries a great deal of responsibility, and while the majority of executries are completed without incident, complications can arise and executors can sometimes find themselves in a difficult and unexpected situation. 

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Disinherited Partner to Receive Share of Estate

In an interesting case from Wales, a judge in Cardiff’s High Court has taken the unusual step of overturning a deceased man’s will to award property and some money to his long-term partner, reports the Daily Mail

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Chancellor Requests Inheritance Tax Review

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has apparently written to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to request that it carry out a review of Inheritance Tax (IHT) in the UK. 

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Inheritance Tax Projections Increase

The news that HMRC is projected to receive more inheritance tax (IHT) than initially forecast over the next five years should ring alarm bells for people with estates that are likely to be valued over the IHT threshold. IHT planning should now be a fundamental part of estate planning for everyone in this situation. 

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Over-50s Prioritise Leaving an Inheritance over Personal Spending

New research has revealed that the over-50s are choosing to cut back on personal spending so they can build an inheritance pot for their loved ones. However, their children don’t share this view and would rather their parents spent their money on themselves during retirement instead of leaving it behind.

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Milestone Moments Prompt Will Writing

Only around half of UK adults have made a will, according to will writing campaign group Will Aid.

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Study Predicts Greater Demand for Inheritance Tax Advice

New research from Prudential has revealed that financial advisers are forecasting a sharp rise in demand for inheritance tax (IHT) advice.

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The Importance of Having a Living Will

A charity has launched a new campaign highlighting the importance of people officially recording their medical care and treatment wishes in case injury or illness leaves them unable to make these decisions for themselves in future.

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Review of Child Maintenance Service

The UK Government has published details of research into the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Service (CMS).

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Calls for Incentives to Encourage Earlier Transfer of Wealth

A new report has highlighted the extent of the pensions and savings gap in the UK, with many adults failing to save enough money to provide for a comfortable retirement.

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Nation Acquires Another Painting through Acceptance in Lieu Scheme

A major full-length portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds of the 5th Earl of Carlisle has been accepted in lieu of inheritance tax for the nation.

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Family Changes Trust Rules on Inheritance

A wealthy family has changed the inheritance rules linked to the estate that has been in the family for generations, to ensure that the same-sex partner of any gay descendants will be entitled to a life-interest in the property, reports the Daily Mail.

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IFS Chiefs Proposes Inheritance Tax Overhau

The head of one of the leading think tanks in the UK has stated that the government should consider overhauling inheritance tax and how the system works in the UK.

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Construction Company Fined after Worker Injured in Edinburgh

A construction company has appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with health and safety breaches after a worker was seriously injured when he fell through a void.

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Sub-Letting is an Issue for Landlords and Tenants

As many as one in six (17%) tenants in the UK admit to having rented out part or all of their property to someone who isn’t on the lease agreement, new research by Direct Line for Business has found.

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British Businesses Suffer Due to Unpaid Invoices

New research has revealed that British SMEs are owed more than £500 billion in outstanding invoices, an increase of more than 70% in two years.

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