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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document whereby one person gives another person (called the Attorney) the authority to make decisions on their behalf in order to avoid problems if they later lose physical or mental capacity. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney. Either or both can be made […]


Brexit will have an impact on International Child Abduction Law in the jurisdiction of England of Wales. The key legal provision for cases between EU member states will no longer be applicable to the UK. The provision is referred to as Brussels II Revised and takes precedence in International Child Abduction Law, divorce and child […]

New Inheritance Tax Rules for 2017

New Inheritance Tax rules come into force next year. A new Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) will be available for deaths after 6th April 2017; this means that property, or an interest in a property, ‘closely inherited’ attracts an additional nil rate band of £100,000 (in 2017/18) rising by £25,000 each tax year until it […]


Should we receive instruction from you in the month of May to undertake your conveyancing, you will have the option of having a Will drafted at a DISCOUNT rate. Single Will: £120.00 inclusive of VAT Mirror Wills: £150.00 inclusive of VAT.   Terms and Conditions Your use of this promotion is governed by the following […]

Change of marital status and the rules of inheritance

The Daily Mail (link below) has highlighted the risks faced by co-habiting couples who do not up-date their Wills when their marital circumstances change. There is a common misconception that couples who live together but are not married automatically have the same rights as those couples that are married or in civil partnerships. This is, […]

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power or Attorney (LPA), is a legal document in which you can appoint one or more persons to act on your behalf (an Attorney). They continue to be legally enforceable should you lose mental capacity. There are TWO types of LPAs which you can apply for: (1) Health and Welfare – this allows […]

Stamp Duty Reforms

From April the government is set to introduce new rules to increase the stamp duty liability for second home owners. The new rules are set to apply to purchases for buy-to-let, holiday homes, or second properties. Only houseboats, caravans, homes under £40,000.00, and other limited transactions are exempt. The details of the policy are set […]

Court of Protection

Passmores are able to assist with a range of Court of Protection issues, including making an application for you to become a deputy on someone’s behalf who has lost mental capacity for both property and financial affairs and health and welfare. We will be able to complete the application and to run it on your […]

Have YOU made a Will?

There comes a time when everyone has to consider whether it’s time to make a Will. You may have just had a child and wish to appoint a legal guardian in your Will, or, you may wish to benefit a friend or charity that has provided you with unwavering support. No matter the reason, there […]