Is a gift always a gift, or does it come with consequences?

When someone dies, a person’s property and possessions, otherwise known as their estate, may become subject to inheritance tax (IHT). This is the tax payable on a deceased’s estate where the value of that estate exceeds a certain threshold set by the government annually. By making lifetime gifts to loved ones, it may be possible…

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Vacancy: Junior Administrator – Wills & Probate Department

Office – Nelson Hours – 37 hours per week/Full Time Apprenticeship in Business Administration The role At Farnworth Rose we are seeking a Junior Administrator to provide support to our busy Wills & Probate department at our Nelson office. Duties will include dealing with incoming calls and general admin support such as filing, photocopying, dealing…

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Farnworth Rose Awarded Lexcel Quality Mark Once Again

We are pleased to announce that Farnworth Rose has again been successful in retaining the Law Society’s Lexcel Practice Management Standard with our assessment finding no non-compliances and identifying 15 areas of good practice. All assessments are undertaken by an independent body, with our assessor commenting: “It is clear from this assessment Farnworth Rose Solicitors…

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Can I still make a Lasting Power of Attorney during lockdown 3.0?

The short answer is yes you can and we are continuing to help many local clients set up LPAs during lockdown. The Government recently updated it’s guidance on how to make a Lasting Power of Attorney safely during the Coronavirus outbreak which you can find here. We are observing all guidelines to keep our staff…

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Why everyone should have a Lasting Power of Attorney

We ask all our clients when coming to us to make their Wills, ‘have you heard of a Lasting Power of Attorney?’ the most common answer is ‘no’ or ‘yes, but I thought they were just for the elderly?’ A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document you create in lifetime to appoint someone you…

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