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Claphams Solicitors' Blog & News

The latest legal updates and announcements from Claphams Solicitors.

Can I wind up estate myself in Scotland?

Recently, we have noticed more people trying to wind up estates themselves – particularly where it seems the deceased’s only assets were held bank accounts. While an Executor may choose to handle the deceased’s estate without legal help, even small estates can be challenging to wind up without an understanding of the legal process.

LBTT threshold in Scotland increased to £250,000 - Good news for home buyers in Scotland​

We are pleased to hear the good news that the changes to Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) will begin on Wednesday 15 July (and lasting until 31 March 2021). 

Debra Clapham congratulated on Cancer Research 10,000 steps challenge

Debra has received an email thanking and congratulating her for her efforts in raising money for Cancer Research, who Claphams Solicitors are proud to partner with. To view Debra's fundrasing goal click here.

How do the COVID-19 measures affect my estate planning?

Estate planning allows you to get ahead of your future and ensure all the appropriate documentation that divides your estate is in line with your wishes. Having a well-thought out plan will not only protect you should you lose mental capacity, but it will also support your family and causes close to your heart on your death.

The function of a Power of Attorney in the coronavirus pandemic

Making decisions is part of everyday life; from where we go when we step out the front door to who comes to visit us in our homes. You rarely consider a time where these choices will be made for you, and yet, the measures implemented as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis have left us all incapable of planning our next move.