WBD's private wealth team highly ranked by Chambers High Net Worth guide
The private wealth team at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has been highly ranked in the 2021 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide, published last week (Friday 23 July). Published annually, the guide covers private wealth management work and related specialisms in key jurisdictions around the world, featuring leading lawyers and law firms of choice for individuals and families.
STEP awards WBD with Platinum Employer Partner accreditation
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been awarded the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Platinum Employer Partner accreditation, the highest of three accreditation levels awarded under STEP's Employer Partnership Programme.
Senior hire into Private Wealth team at Womble Bond Dickinson
Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has strengthened its Private Wealth team in Newcastle with the recruitment of Alison Bragg who joins from Nicholson Portnell in Hexham.
Property owners post-COVID: all you need to know on residential development
On Thursday 29 April our webinar series property owners post-COVID focused on residential development. Our panel comprised Alexander Dickinson, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson as chair, Robert Drewett, Senior Counsel, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte Pink, Principal, John Alison Land & Research, Nicholas Smail, Partner, Hazlewoods and Lucy Lockhart, Land and Planning Director for the Bristol Region, Taylor Wimpey UK Limited.
US Revocable Trusts – Inheritance Tax traps for the unwary
A common form of estate planning in the US is for an individual to create and fund a Revocable Trust (sometimes referred to as a Living Trust or a Living Will). However, structures of this nature can be problematic for anyone with connections to the UK.
2021 Budget briefing: tax changes
After an eagerly awaited budget (with huge speculation on what it might contain) what did we learn about tax changes? Many thought tax rates would go up, but in fact the manifesto pledges for income tax, national insurance and VAT have been respected: those rates, plus capital gains tax and inheritance tax rates, are unchanged. (The only increased rate was for corporation tax.)