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Wills and Trusts

The Winners and Losers in the New Intestacy Laws

On the 1st October 2014, the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014 came into force, and the legislation brings about some major changes regarding the rules of intestacy. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of what changes have occurred, and who benefits most from the revamping of the intestacy laws, we must make clear that it is still highly advisable you organise a valid Will. This is still the only way to ensure that your estate will be divided up according to your express wishes. more

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Back to Life – The Process of Being Cryonically Preserved 

In October 2016, Mr Justice Peter Jackson granted the request of a 14-year-old girl, JS, that after her imminent death from cancer her mother could arrange for her body to be cryonically frozen. This case has brought many ethical questions to the foreground. As science progresses, do we need regulations around the process of cryonical freezing to protect vulnerable people from being exploited, both financially and emotionally? more

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