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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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Compton Care Will Month November 2018

November 2018 was the seventh year in which we have participated in the annual Will Month to raise much needed funds for Compton Care (formerly Compton Hospice). As ever the event was a huge success. Simon Cater from the fund raising department at the hospice has recently contacted us to confirm that a fantastic £4220 […]

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Compton Hospice Will month November 2017

We’re delighted to report that our annual Will month campaign for Compton Hospice was another huge success. Simon Cater from the fund raising team at the hospice has informed us that the November 2017 campaign raised another £4510 in donations, our best result yet! This brings our total raised since the beginning of our partnership […]

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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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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 would be passed on to […]

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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 would be passed on to […]

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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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