Equality and Diversity Policy

Elizabeth Middleton Solicitors Equality and diversity policy 1.1 This document sets out our policy on equality and diversity. 1.2 We have introduced this policy as confirmation of our commitment to ensuring equality and diversity and to the prevention of discrimination. 1.3 We are particularly concerned that equality and diversity is maintained in the following areas:
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Getting a friend to draft your Will

Attempting as it may be, it is not advisable to get a friend to draft your Will.  Wills are complicated beasts. Indeed, it is only when a person has died that one finds out what is wrong with it.   For example, in one case, a friend did not include an Executor nor did they name some of
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Choosing Executors

Choosing Executors When appointing Executors, think carefully especially if your Will is to be drafted by a Charity or solicitors that they instruct to draft a Will on your behalf. If you have relatives, be it, children, nieces, nephews, to mention but a few, they are preferable as Executors to appointing a Charity especially if you have given
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Probate

Probate is the process of administering a loved one’s Will. If they did not leave a Will, the process is called obtaining Letters of Administration. Executors named in a Will sell or transfer the loved one’s assets, pay off the debts and give the balance to the beneficiaries. An Executor or Personal Representative, if they
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Pensions

It is important to review your pensions.  Ideally, one should start at 18 years old although starting anytime after is better than not thinking about it at all.  Everyone has a lifetime pension allowance of 1 million pounds after which pension contributions are taxable by the Inland Revenue. As part of tax planning, it is vital that you
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