Your Will, Your Way or Maybe Not At All! The portrait of the modern family keeps evolving and it is now rather commonplace even here in the UK to see couples with one or more divorces and marriages between them. This brings about new complexities as regards managing finances and ultimately where and to whom…Details
THINKING ABOUT BUYING A SECOND PROPERTY? HOW THE TAX CHANGES WILL AFFECT YOU AS A BUY TO LET LANDLORD Effective 1 April 2016, an additional charge of 3% rate on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will apply to new purchases of second homes and buy-to-let properties worth over £40,000.00 whether purchased in personal names or…Details
We would like to wish our wonderful clients and friends a truly Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2016!
We are grateful to you all for support and patronage this year.
No one can have avoided the recent publicity surrounding the case of Ilott -v- Mitson (2015). This case concerns the estate of the late Mrs Jackson (no relative of mine) who died about 10 years ago leaving a Will and an estranged daughter, Ms H, who was excluded from the Will entirely. The late…Details
When: Friday 16th October 2015 2pm to 4pm Where: Barnes Green Centre, The Green, Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9HE Come along to a talk given by our Amaka Jackson, Managing solicitor of Jackson Longe Solicitors in support of the work being done by RUILS and GoLocal, where you can find out information on…Details
We delighted to report that our participation in the Will Aid campaign last November helped raise over £1.7m in donations for the nine of the UK’s best known charities all of whom work to transform the lives of people in the UK and around the world: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC,…Details
Today’s article in the Telegraph on beloved actor Rik Mayall’s highlights the common misconception that one’s estate passes on in its entirety to one’s surviving spouse on death in the absence of a valid Will. Not only is the lack of a Will most likely to be bring about avoidable (and sometimes terrifyingly contentious) disputes amongst the…Details
Background It is common for married couples to own assets in joint names. Income arising from jointly held assets is treated for tax purposes as divided equally between husband and wife, subject to rules relating to shares in close companies. It is also possible for the married couple to make a declaration setting out the…Details
From 6th April 2014, a landlord is no longer able to exercise his right of distress against a breaching tenant for the recovery rent arrears. This has been replaced by a new statutory regime – Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (“CRAR”) and the key aspects are: – CRAR only applies to written leases and so…Details
We at Jackson Longe Solicitors in Richmond would like to publicly thank our local clients who participated in the Will Aid 2014 for their generous donations which have led to the firm raising an wonderful total of £2,675 for the Will Aid charities during last November’s Will Aid campaign. We volunteered our time and skills…Details
Free Wills Month – March 2015 This March, we shall be giving some of our time for FREE to support the NATIONAL FREE WILLS NETWORK campaign for persons (over the age of 55 years old) who wish to make a new Will or update their existing Wills. Our service in this regard is totally free.…Details
Who Do You Want To Take Care of You? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document used for forward planning. It allows you to choose someone you trust to make decisions for you as it concerns your property and financial affairs or health and welfare in the event that at some…Details
It was a general principle of law that we are free to leave what we own to any persons or organisations of our choice upon our death. The IPDFA 1975 (“the Act”) however was enacted to “put right” situations where the surviving spouses and young children are left with little or nothing from the…Details
At Jackson Longe Solicitors, we are offering a discount scheme this Month via our listing on Evening Standard for any legal serviceson Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Just quote ‘ES15’ and show us your NHS ID and we’ll apply the 15% discount to your invoice. Terms and Conditions are as folllows: We…Details
Law Society launched a new campaign last year to highlight the importance of using a Solicitor. The “Use a Professional. Use a Solicitor” campaign encourages people to tap into the expert knowledge of regulated and insured Law Society members, whether they are buying a house, going through a divorce or setting up a business.…Details