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How can setting up a trust reduce inheritance tax?

Inheritance tax can come as quite a shock. The current rate is 40% for anything above £325,000. And while this might sound like a lot of cash, with average house prices around £230,000 in the UK – going up to £500,000 in London – that [...]

2018-04-02T13:14:02+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

Living Wills and Powers of Attorney

As a nation we are increasingly aware of the problems of an ageing population. This is particularly so with respect to what happens to us if we’re not able to make decisions for ourselves. Living Wills and Powers of Attorney are two solutions to this [...]

2018-02-07T09:14:26+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Safeguarding the use of Lasting Power of Attorneys

Comments by a retired senior judge have highlighted the need to make very careful decisions when it comes to setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). The comments from Denzil Lush, who was the senior judge in the UK Court of Protection until last [...]

2018-02-07T08:36:09+00:00 March 7th, 2018|

Mewies Solicitors shortlisted for Skipton Business Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in not one, but two categories at the prestigious Skipton Business Awards 2018! Best Customer Service and and Best Professional/Financial Services Provider. The winners will be announced at a celebratory Awards evening being held [...]

2018-02-19T13:55:09+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

Personal Injury Specialist Crosses The Border To Skipton

Mark Irlam, a solicitor with 18+ years’ experience of dealing with personal injury and clinical negligence claims has moved from a Burnley firm to join Skipton legal stalwart Mewies Solicitors. Mark is a Personal Injury Specialist Senior Litigator, accredited by APIL (the Association of Personal [...]

2018-01-30T08:35:11+00:00 January 30th, 2018|

The most common divorce law questions

Going through the process of divorce is not something that many of us repeat. So, it’s a fresh experience for most people and that can mean a lot of unknowns. These common divorce law questions might seem obvious but, because divorce is such unchartered territory, [...]

2017-11-30T14:10:41+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|

Free Family Mediation Sessions

Director and Head of Family Solicitor Angela Green is offering free joint mediation sessions for a limited period during 2018. For a confidential discussion please telephone the office in the first instance on 01756 799000.

2018-01-02T09:09:33+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|

Dissolving a civil partnership

Civil partnerships are a relatively new addition to the landscape of legal relationships. Itis only since 2005 that couples in the UK have been able to give notice of the intention to form a civil partnership. In the intervening years this alternative to the option [...]

2017-10-20T10:05:32+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

Making moving home less stressful

As we all know, moving home is one of life’s biggest upheavals ranking alongside divorce and death in terms of the stress that it can bring into someone’s life. However, it can also open the door to a new home, a better existence, perhaps [...]

2017-10-20T10:03:22+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

Divorce is on the rise

The statistics for 2016 have now been made available by the Office for National Statistics. The latest figures show that there were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, which is an increase of 5.8% compared with 2015. The divorce rate for opposite-sex couples [...]

2017-10-25T19:54:00+00:00 October 25th, 2017|