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Storing your Will

Storing your Will

The original versions of legal documents such as Wills and Powers of Attorney are the only legally binding versions. It is important to keep these documents safe, but also to let your executor know where they…

Wake Smith lawyer appointed as Diocesan Registrar

Wake Smith lawyer appointed as Diocesan Registrar

Rachel Baseley from Wake Smith Solicitors has been appointed as Registrar for the Diocese of Sheffield and Legal Secretary to the Bishop of Sheffield. Private client solicitor Rachel has spent the past year as…

Wake Smith recruits private client paralegal

Wake Smith recruits private client paralegal

Paralegal Jennifer Robinson has joined Sheffield based Wake Smith Solicitors’ private client team. Jennifer (24) joins the six-strong team from specialist estate lawyers April King Legal where she spent the last…

Probate needs a professional touch

Probate needs a professional touch

Suzanne Porter, head of the private client team at Wake Smith, looks at how probate professionals can help you through the process.

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Expert advice is key in estate administration

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is a complicated area and the HMRC are tightening up their investigations. IHT is a tax on the property, money and possessions of someone who’s died but there are payments, reliefs and exemptions…

Law changes if you die without a Will

Law changes if you die without a Will

Changes to the amount that your spouse or civil partner may receive on your death from your estate if you die without a Will will kick in from next month. Amendments to the law, which come into effect from February…

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New decade, new year, new focus, new Will?

The start of a new year often sees people set new health, fitness, work and lifestyle goals. 2020, and the start of a new decade, is a great time to ensure your personal affairs are in order, including making a…