How to avoid a family feud over your estate when you’re gone
Now, Ministry of Justice court statistics show that although the number of contested wills remained broadly static through 2012 and 2013, the number almost doubled in 2014.
This appears to indicate a new trend of families arguing over deceased relatives' estates. To read more on why tax, gifts and Downton Abbey are all worth thinking about before you pass away, head to Spear's Wealth Management Magazine.
Related in brief posts
HMRC has launched a consultation on a review of the government's principles for taxing trusts. Fiona Poole examines the review in more detail.
In a bid for ever-increasing transparency, the UK government intends to continue the trend with the introduction of a further beneficial ownership register.
Eesha Arora and Sophie Wettern offer some ideas for navigating intergenerational conflicts in wealthy families