You have now, hopefully, had a chance to read Part One and Part Two of Murray Beith Murray’s “Self-isolation Schedule” blog, with our first two suggested tasks to help you have a legally productive lockdown. Part Three in our series gives a very important task for you to take note of:
For those of us fortunate enough to remain healthy, the unprecedented lockdown is seeing a rise in people wishing to make the most of their newfound spare time. Whether you envisage making Joe Wicks proud by increasing your fitness levels or trying new pasta-based recipes, there are also some important and tangible goals you can set to organise your personal affairs.
New intestacy rules for England & Wales have recently been announced, which raise the “statutory legacy” sum to £270,000. The laws of succession have a profound effect on what your loved ones will inherit when you die intestate (i.e. without leaving a valid Will) and it’s important to know that dying without a Will north of the border differs from the rest of the UK. In this article, we will look over the new changes to the intestacy legislation, what happens when you die intestate and automatic entitlement for families.