International and Cross-Border Estate Planning and Wills

Care system receives 60 year overhaul

Today sees that arrival of the long awaited Care Act 2014.

With the UK’s population living longer and leading more active lives well into retirement, it is recognised that England’s health and social care system has not kept up with the demands of an ageing population.  The Care Act represents the biggest overhaul in the care system for over 60 years and includes rights for those receiving care and those who provide it to their friends and family members. 

Changes introduced by the Care Act today include the following:

Who do they think they are? Wills made available online to the public

People will be able to find out more about their family histories as millions of Wills are made available to the public through a searchable online database.

The project will also help people research the last wishes of some of the most influential people of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The database is the result of an innovative project conducted by H M Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and a storage information management company and will enable access to the Government’s archive of 41 million Wills dating back to 1858.

Parkinson’s UK teams up with Stone King to give practical advice and share invaluable information and ideas on support networks

Parkinson’s and me: creating your safety net, finding the balance

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s can take away your control of everyday life and all those things you take for granted.

Join us on Tuesday 3 February 2015 to hear how others have dealt with their own Parkinson’s diagnoses and how they have created personal ‘safety nets’ to take back control and go on living as normally as possible.

The speakers, which will constitute the expert panel, will discuss living and working with Parkinson’s, accessing care and anticipating financial concerns.

Stone King supports Cancer Research UK vision to beat cancer sooner

Our Bath, London and Cambridge offices are participating in CRUK’s Free Will service.  For further details see http://www.cancerresearchuk.org. If you are interested in this service please contact Alison Allen (Bath).  We are also supporting The Visionaries, a club for philanthropists who have pledged a substantial legacy to Cancer Research UK. To find out more, contact visionaries@cancer.org.uk

Stone King Welcomes 200th Member to their Team

Stone King has appointed its 200th person as the Bath based law firm continues with ambitious plans to grow its regional and national legal teams.

Sean Knight, who joins Stone King as a paralegal in the trusts and estates team, was welcomed to the firm by Managing Partner Steven Greenwood.

Mr Knight’s arrival marks a major milestone for Stone King which has been providing legal advice to local people for more than 225 years.

New law warning for all Canadian owners of property in the EU

If calling from outside the UK, please call (+44)1225 326761

Action should be taken now to benefit from the new 2015 European inheritance rules

Many people owning (or thinking of buying) real estate in the European Union (EU) will be aware that the law of the state where the real estate is situated decides which law governs the taxation and devolution (who gets what when you die) of your EU real-estate.

New law warning for all American owners of property in the EU

If calling from outside the UK, please call (+44)1225 326761

 

Action should be taken now to benefit from the new 2015 European inheritance rules

Many people owning (or thinking of buying) real estate in the European Union (EU) will be aware that the law of the state where the real estate is situated decides which law governs the taxation and devolution (who gets what when you die) of your EU real-estate.

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