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Does death cancel debt?

It has always been an urban myth that death cancels debt. However, the truth is that debt survives beyond death. When a person dies, their debts must be repaid from their estate before any other claim on the estate can be met. No-one else becomes responsible for the debt, but the debts are recoverable from […]

18th June 2019 Richard Anderson

News

Beswicks Legal head of family law promoted to associate

Beswicks Legal has announced the promotion of their head of family law to the position of associate. Sarah Jones has worked at the Festival Park-based firm for two years, cementing her reputation as an outstanding family lawyer and team manager. Associate status at Beswicks Legal is recognition of the highest levels of professionalism and expertise […]

HR

Five top tips on settlement agreements

Formerly known as a compromise agreement, settlement agreements are used to bring employment to an end on mutually agreed terms. They often involve payment of ‘compensation’ by the employer, on the basis that the employee won’t bring any claims against them

Private Wealth

Majority of people unaware of the risks of using unregulated will-writers

Six out of 10 people are completely unaware that will-writers in the UK are unregulated, leaving consumers with no protection at all. By having a will written by a qualified solicitor, however, people can be sure of their adviser's professional credentials and the body that regulates the services that they provide.

Property

First-time buyers' reliance on 'bank of mum and dad' could exempt them from stamp duty relief.

Many first-time buyers need to accrue significant savings and parental contributions in addition to a mortgage to begin their property ownership journey. But relying on the ‘bank of mum and dad’ can create problems with first-time buyer Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief.

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