Prepaid Funerals

We are pleased to report two developments within BensonWilliams over the last few months which will help us to adise and assist our clients in the area of funeral planning. Firstly we have recently taken on an advisor who, apart from being able to adise on Wills in the normal manner, is a whole of […]

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Will disputes: some facts and figures

Recent research has indicated a significant increase in the likelihood of estates being challenged in Britain. According to Direct Line Life Assurance 12.6 million Britons would be prepared to dispute a Will. 22% would contest a loved ones Will. 13% would contest their parent’s Will, and 11% would contest their partner’s Will. In 2018 Kings […]

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New Inheritance Tax allowances 2017

An additional inheritance tax allowance is available for all deaths on or after 6 April 2017. The new allowance, called the Residence Nil Rate Band, is intended to be straight forward but the specific detail is quite complicated. Subject to meeting the qualifying criteria estates will be able to claim an additional £100,000 threshold allowance […]

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Contesting Wills

What do the following six categories of people have in common? 1. Your spouse or civil partner. 2. Your former spouse or civil partner. 3. A person who has lived with you as a partner for two years. 4. Your child. 5. A “child of the family” (step children etc). 6. A person being maintained […]

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Local network events

Every week Benson Williams director Jim Stanistreet delivers a brief presentation to a group of local business professionals at a network meeting. This is a vitally important way of maintaining the firm’s profile in the local area, building and maintaining our credibility, and building our client bank via referrals from within the network. The presentations […]

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