Over recent years, online Will writing services and DIY Will kits have become widely available. Such services can be completed instantly and at a low cost which can be very appealing. There are, however, a number of pitfalls in preparing a Will using an online service or a DIY Will kit, some of which are outlined in this blog.
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Why did John Dutton decide to place his family ranch into a trust? Without giving away any spoilers, the short answer is that he was seeking to protect the ranch for the benefit of his rather troublesome children. The ranch has been handed down the generations, and John is desperately trying to do the same for his children.
Making a Will can often feel daunting however the reality is that a carefully thought out Will ensures that your assets are passed on to those you wish to inherit.
A caveat is a document lodged in the Court of Session that obliges the court to inform solicitors acting for a defendant (defender in Scotland) if an application for certain types of interim order is made against their client in a relevant Scottish Court.
On the 30th of June 2021 it was announced that a new Subsidy Control Bill had been introduced in the UK Parliament. This comes after a period of consultation undertaken by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the proposals for a new subsidy control framework.