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Supreme Court ruling upholds agreed withdrawal of end-of-life treatment

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The Supreme Court has upheld that clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) can be withdrawn from patients in a long-term permanent vegetative state without the approval of the Court of Protection when both family and doctors agree...

Five things we know about Inheritance Tax... but is it all set to change?

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Here’s some current facts regarding Inheritance Tax: 1. Each individual can leave £325,000 (the “Nil Rate Band”) to their chosen beneficiaries on death without paying any Inheritance Tax, but above that figure assets may be taxed at...

Estate planning - it's good to talk

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Recent research has revealed that nearly half of all adults in the UK have not had a conversation with loved ones about what would happen to their estate after they die. Naturally, whilst we are all aware of the importance of inheritance planning, the...

Walking in your digital footsteps

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In a world increasingly connected through social media, we are all aware of leaving a ‘digital footprint’. We make the decisions on what information we share via these channels and who can access them. But who takes on this responsibility when we...

Selfie shots signal end to informal financial management

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International payment processor, Visa, is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate biometric security that will use selfies, fingerprints or voice records to approve purchases in the drive against fraud. Police figures show that, in the first six...

Australian court accepts dead man's unsent text message as his Will

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An Australian court has ruled that a draft text message is the official Will of man who then committed suicide without sending it. The message, found in the drafts folder of the 55-year-old’s phone and intended for his brother, stated that he wished...

Landmark High Court ruling on end of life care

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The High Court has handed down a landmark judgement in a case concerning the withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) from a woman reaching the end stages of Huntington’s disease - an inherited neurological condition that is progressive, incurable and ultimately fatal.