CORONAVIRUS UPDATE APRIL 2021

A message to our clients:

With the recent move to allow shops and offices to fully re-open, we will continue to review our policy on clients attending our offices. Currently, we are not inviting clients into the office but we are able to briefly meet with clients by appointment at the door of the office. Please note that face coverings are still required indoors until further notice. We remain committed to following the Government guidelines as rules continue to change in line with the easing of lockdown.

We continue to operate our business as usual across all the services that we offer our clients, both current and prospective.

We continue to offer teleconference-based or telephone consultations.. We are aware that not everyone has been offered full vaccination yet and understand that some people may feel safer continuing with socially distanced communications.

Our family and wills / probate solicitors continue to offer initial advice remotely by video conferencing and by telephone for up to one hour (as advertised on this website). Please call us if you would like to speak to one of our experts.

If you have a case in court, please telephone us so we can discuss representation.

We appreciate your patience, support and understanding over the past year since the restrictions related to the pandemic began. We hope you continue to stay safe, and wish you a brighter 2021!

Talk to a solicitor today 0117 973 1391

17th June 2020

One of the questions that you need to think about when giving instructions for your will is – do you want to leave any money to charity under your will?

Charities rely on legacy gifts to continue to do what they do. Legacy gifts are the largest source of income for most charities and are therefore an important thing to consider if you have a particular charity that is close to your heart.

There are some financial benefits to leaving gifts to charities in your will should your estate exceed the inheritance tax threshold. Any gift left to a charity will not be taxable and will not count towards the total taxable value of your estate. If you decide to be generous and leave a gift to a charity worth more than 10% of your estate then your inheritance tax liability reduces from 40% to 36%.

At Battrick Clark we are proud to be partnered with Cancer Research UK as part of their ‘Free Will Service’. If you would like any further information about this please visit – https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/get-involved/donate/leave-a-legacy-gift-in-your-will/free-will-service

For all enquiries about leaving money to charities in your will, please feel free to get in touch on info@battrickclark.co.uk or 0117 973 1391.