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 […] Read more »

Compton Hospice Will month 2016

We are delighted to report that we continued our partnership with Compton Hospice throughout 2016, culminating in another highly successful Will Month in November. As with previous years the hospice advertised Will Month in the local area on the basis that fifty per cent of the fee which we charge […] Read more »

Keeping a Will up to date

A recent survey by Will Aid indicated that 25% of people who have a Will have had a significant change of circumstance since making that Will. Ensuring your Will is up to date is as important as making it in the first place. A client of ours recently made contact […] Read more »

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). […] Read more »

Compton Hospice Will Month November 2015

As usual we were very busy in the run in to Christmas, primarily due to the response to Compton Hospice’s annual Will month. This is the fourth consecutive year that we have participated in the scheme, and we are delighted to report that this year has been by far the […] Read more »

Local network events

Every week BensonWilliams 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 […] Read more »

Raising money for Compton Hospice

In recent years we have formed relationships with a number of local hospices and charities in the area, and are delighted to be able to report that we have raised thousands of pounds for them by joining forces to run charity Will weeks and Will months. Amongst our best results […] Read more »