Do you need legal advice to make Lasting Powers of Attorney – it's not just form filling!
There has been much in the Press in the last 18 months about making Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), both in relation to property and financial affairs and health and welfare. COVID-19 has demonstrated that even the healthiest of people can become suddenly incapacitated.
Changes to social care funding: what do the new rules mean?
A common concern for older people is how to pay for the costs of care in their old age. Many feel that it is unfair that their home and savings may disappear leaving nothing for their loved ones.
WBD amongst best law firms in the UK for private client expertise
Womble Bond Dickinson has once again been recognised as one of the best law firms in the UK for private client work. WBD was named as a tier one firm in the 2021 eprivateclient Top Law Firms, a detailed report into the top private wealth law firms in the UK.
WBD's private client team advises on the sale of Bristol land to major UK housebuilders
Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has advised one of its longstanding landowner clients on the sale of a site near Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, which will be developed to build over 700 homes.
WBD bolsters national private wealth practice with string of new joiners
Womble Bond Dickinson has grown its private wealth team with a number of new appointments across the firm's UK offices. Five new lawyers and wealth professionals have joined the team in the past couple of months.
Investors take note – dividend tax rates increasing
The headlines over the last few days have been dominated by the Government's plans to increase National Insurance Contribution rates by 1.25 percentage points in order to fund health and social care costs in England. Amongst all of this noise some investors may have missed that an identical increase to dividend tax rates has also been proposed.