What families need to know about the Residence Nil-Rate Band

With property values continuing to rise, more families than ever are becoming concerned that their estates will become liable to Inheritance Tax (IHT) at 40%. In 2016-17, the latest tax year for which HMRC has Inheritance Tax records, 28,100 deaths resulted in an IHT charge, a 15% rise on the previous year . IHT receipts have been rising steady since 2009-10, mostly due to the freezing of the £325,000 Nil-Rate Band (NRB) tax-free threshold in April 2009.

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Our Head of Family Law achieves prestigious accreditations

We are pleased to announce that our Head of Family Law, Joyti Henchie, has achieved two prestigious accreditations from Resolution, the country’s largest organisation for Family Law professionals.

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New hires bring wealth of experience to Attwaters Jameson Hill

We are delighted to have welcomed four expert solicitors to our team over the past few months. Following our merger late last year with London firm Stafford Young Jones, which boosted our staff numbers to 93 and increased our turnover to £7.5m, we began hunting for top legal talent to cater to our many new clients. Within a matter of months, we had welcomed Penny Fitzpatrick, Belinda Strange, Steve Meredith and Victoria Mundy to the team.

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Coroner’s Court jury notes failings over young man’s suicide

Last week, a case on which our Medical Negligence team began advising last year, concerning the tragic case of a 25-year-old man with a history of mental health crises, concluded with a jury inquest at Avon Coroner’s Court in Bristol, which recorded a conclusion of ‘suicide, when the balance of his mind was disturbed’. It was uncertain whether the act was planned or impulsive.

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Our new Head of Tax and Trusts on the key tax issues to look out for in 2020

We are delighted to announce that Steve Meredith, a leading tax lawyer with a national reputation, has been appointed as Head of Tax & Trusts at Attwaters Jameson Hill. He comes with many years of experience and expertise behind him, and believes that the relatively new Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB), which was first introduced in April 2017, will become a hot topic over the next few years.

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Avoid the stress of chaotic family court system, our expert family lawyer advises

Divorcing and separating couples should make every effort to try Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options (including mediation, collaboration and arbitration) to avoid their case progressing to court, a top family lawyer at Attwaters Jameson Hill has advised.

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Our award-winning Trusts & Tax team lauded once again

We are very pleased to announce that Lawyer International has awarded Attwaters Jameson Hill the title of Law Firm of the Year in the Trust & Estate category for the third time. Every year, the publication holds its Legal 100 Awards, which recognise and praise outstanding law firms around the world.

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Announcing our merger with Stafford Young Jones

We are delighted to announce our merger with Stafford Young Jones, a London-based law firm with an office located in the heart of the City.

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Elaine Prewer takes on Great Wall of China challenge for charity

Our very own Elaine Prewer, an Associate in our Personal Injury team, has completed a gruelling trek along the Great Wall of China and raised over £3,300 for our Charity of the Year, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT).

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New rules for septic tanks – what do I need to know?

In the UK, 3.5 million people live in homes that are not connected to the main sewage network.

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Awards and Accolades

  • acn clinical negligence
  • acn conveyancing quality
  • The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms
  • acn family law
  • ERC Endorsement
  • Lexcel
  • AVMA
  • SCIL