Welcome to the Library

Will Protect strives to provide you with relevant news and advice so that we can help you make confident, informed decisions regarding our services. We are continually researching and examining current industry affairs to give you updated, reliable services, and want to share our findings with you. Our Library includes a discussion on a range of topics including Wills, Estate Planning, Specialist Tax Planning, Conveyancing, HR & Employment Law and much more. We also include any company updates that you may be interested in or that could benefit you. Our team update this Library often, so keep coming back to see more news and advice posts.

Can Trusts Reduce Tax?

Trusts were initially created for the noble and wealthy landowners to avoid paying Taxes to the Crown. But the introduction of Trusts led to a considerable loss of Tax Revenue, which is when the first Anti avoidance Statute was introduced in 1553. Nowadays, you don’t...

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Lasting Power Of Attorney

The older you get in life, the more chance you have of losing your memory and the higher risk you become to the threat of losing capacity. What will happen to your finances? You might be in your late twenties and have no fear that this will happen to you anytime soon....

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Why A Will Is Crucial

Statistics show that a shocking 70% of people do not have a Will! These are worrying figures and they should worry you too! Life is full of uncertainty and you should be prepared for any situation. In the unfortunate event that you should pass unexpectedly, a Will is...

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The Advantages Of A Conveyancing Solicitor

Buying a home can be stressful enough at the best of times, however here with us at Will Protect we strive to make the process as smooth and painless as possible. Our team are highly experienced and know both sides of the property ladder. We aim to handle your...

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Wealth of Experience

The founders of Will Protect Ltd have built up vast financial expertise and experience through working at the heart of the financial services sector. They have built an incredibly experienced, fully qualified team at Will Protect who consist of diverse and specific...

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Specialist Tax Planning

When it comes to specialist tax planning, we understand just how important it is for you to maximize your savings. That’s why, here at Will Protect we can provide you with specialist advice ensuring you get the most out of your money. The kind of money you can...

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Keep Your HR & Employment Contracts Up To Date

At Will Protect, we regularly work with businesses to ensure their HR & Employment Law documentation and contracts are all in order. As we work with a variety of businesses in many different sectors and industries, it is fair to say that our team has experienced...

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Estate Planning – The Key Advantages

Estate planning is an essential part to your Will, in the unfortunate event that you should pass away. Here at Will protect we pride ourselves in our high standards to make sure you have the knowledge and understanding you need to be sure every detail is covered....

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Why You Should Have A Will

Will Writing is a service that we at Will Protect specialise in. As recent reports across various forms of online and offline media suggest, it is incredibly scary as to how many individuals and businesses do not have a Will in place. A Will is an incredibly important...

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Four Reasons Why You Need A Will

At Will Protect we specialise in will writing services. Hundreds of individuals and businesses trust the services of Will Protect when it comes to their personal and commercial requirements. If you need a will or need to update your will, then give us a call on 01245...

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Our Happy Customers

At Will Protect, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service time and time again. However, this is very easy for us to say or claim. So don’t take our word for it. Instead, take a look at the many reviews we have on our website. Below we have shared a...

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Will Protect Funeral Plans

We know how complicated and stressful legal matters such as funeral planning can be – it literally is part and parcel of life – our existence moves so fast with legal matters never likely to be your first or desired priority. However, our priority is you...

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Employment law

As any commercial organisation will know, having Human resources is vital in order to make sure that your business is protected from any legal pitfalls. Employment law may be complex and forever changing however it is something that needs to be consistently enforced...

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Estate Planning Seminar – February 5th

WILL PROTECT ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR THE MARYGREEN MANOR HOTEL LONDON ROAD BRENTWOOD TUESDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2019 6:30PM – 8.30PM Our first Estate Planning Seminar of 2019 is fast approaching and it’s one you won’t want to miss! We thought it would be a good idea to tell...

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Planning Ahead Of Time

There is nothing more important than making sure you have a plan in place ahead of time. Here at Will Protect we can help you make those plans fixed and secure, so you don’t have to worry about what will happen to your estate and assets in the unfortunate event that...

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Christmas Thoughts & Thanks

The Christmas festivities are only around the corner. The gifts are wrapped and under the decorated tree and the festive food and drink ready to consume amongst loved ones can’t be beat. Nonetheless, this time of year puts your future into perspective in future years....

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Will Protect’s LPA Special Offer Rolls On!

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you will know that Will Protect have been rolling out the LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney) offer for Property and Finance, when you purchase a Will. Thus, this includes Will Protect providing a...

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The LPA Special Offer You Won’t Want To Miss!

Here at Will Protect you can find a huge saving that has been running throughout the month of June for when you purchase a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property & Finance. The deal is that we will provide a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health &...

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Is Your LPA Complete and Correct?

The key to planning your future is writing a Lasting Power Of Attorney, as long as it doesn’t fall short of the high expectations and strict regulations. Your lasting power of attorney will protect you and your loved ones from the confusion and stress if you are...

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An Education Into The Office of Public Guardian for LPAs

If you signed up for a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) between the dates of April 2013 and the 31st of March 2017, you may in fact be able to claim finance back at the hands of the Office of Public Guardian (OPG) The OPG has since announced that the Ministry of...

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Estate Planning Seminar – May 1st

WILL PROTECT ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR THE MARYGREEN MANOR HOTEL LONDON ROAD BRENTWOOD TUESDAY 1st MAY 2018 6:30PM – 8.30PM   Before we know it, April will come and go and then all of a sudden we’ll be in the month of May! To kick off the next month, you may be...

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Power of Attorney Fee Refund Scheme

You may recall that from the 1st April 2017, the fees for applying to register Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) were reduced from £110 to £82. The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) has since announced that the Ministry of Justice...

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Estate Planning Seminar – May 1st

WILL PROTECT ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR THE MARYGREEN MANOR HOTEL LONDON ROAD BRENTWOOD TUESDAY 1st MAY 2018 6:30PM – 8.30PM It’s time to get the diary out – you’re fully booked as of now on May the 1st for a very important and informative evening! We are pleased...

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Appointing Guardians Of The Galaxy

As the Marvel comic based film, ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’ suggests, a theme of superheros is much what a Guardian can be in times of bereavement. A responsible guardian is someone you have named in your Will as the person you would like to take care of your children...

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Estate Planning Seminar – February 6th

ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR TUESDAY 6th FEBRUARY 2018 THE MARYGREEN MANOR HOTEL LONDON ROAD BRENTWOOD 6:30PM – 8.30PM With the new year very much underway, we are pleased to announce our first Estate Planning Seminar of the year. This will take place on the 6th of...

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Can A Will Help With Your Tax Planning?

Failing to make clear your wishes in a Will can be detrimental in terms of your assets and where you want them to go, this approach can also leave your family with an unexpected and unwanted tax bill. Inheritance tax (IHT) is payable at a rate of 40% on the value of...

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New Year, New Planning Strategies For Your Modern Family

The new year may signify the right time to put full focus on your estate planning and preparing your family for inherited wealth, research makes it clear that the majority of families are falling short. At Will Protect we’re continuing to provide advice and know-how...

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10 Celebrity Deaths That Shook 2017 To The Core

Much like the previous year of 2016, this year has been shook by some very sad and untimely celebrity deaths. While it’s always sad to lose an icon from their industry or time we most fondly remember them, here Will Protect looks at 10 losses who resonated the...

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What Exit Strategy Do You Have Up Your Sleeve?

The likes of the fictional MI5 secret agent, James Bond, might have his car ejector seat as his own method of exiting a somewhat sticky situation. But, the question is as a business owner, have you thought about your own exit strategy when the time comes? The struggle...

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Simplifying The Taxation of Trusts

A trust is a way of managing assets such as money, investments, land or buildings. There are different types of trusts and they are taxed differently. Here you can see trusts simplified through a taxation process. The trustees are the legal owners of the assets held...

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Preserving Business Assets For Your Family

Regarding your future and your loved one’s future, it is worth considering as a Business Owner, what if the worst should happen if either you or a business partner were to die. After a lifetime of hard work and dedication towards your business, the last thing...

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Choose Your Executor Wisely

Don’t worry, you don’t have to choose someone to chop your bonce off just yet! Despite the Estate and Will service proving a headache for one to handle. But choosing the wrong executor for your estate can prove costly to your family in the future. You may think that...

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Who Inherits Celebrity Fortune?

With the passing of celebrities from musicians Tom Petty and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, to controversial personality Hugh Hefner in recent weeks. Like us, celebrities are also in need of sorting their inheritance for the future of their families. But who...

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The Brave Battle of Alzheimers Disease

Whatever the future holds, Will Protect ensure that not only are your assets passed to the people you care about, freeing them of any unnecessary stress and hassle at what is already a difficult time, but more so that provision is made for those in need of care after...

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Inheritance Tax Tops The Bill

It has been recently revealed in the news that Inheritance tax bills have topped around the £5 billion a year mark for the first time, according to the Financial Press. Inheritance tax totaled a staggering £4.7bn from UK consumers in the tax year for 2016/17, this...

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Top 10 Unusual Last Request Anthems

One of the decisions that comes with planning a funeral for you or a loved one is the music, this can be a classic hymn or perhaps you would prefer your favourite ballad as the curtain comes down for the final time. Funerals and music are almost inextricably linked....

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Stay Sharp, Maintain Mentality

Summer is here, despite what the weatherman has to say on the matter… Nevertheless, it’s a welcomed period every time it swings round again. After the cold months we suffer, the summertime awakens the plants and animals, this approach is something we can all...

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A Power Of Attorney Explained

It can be difficult to comprehend that there may come a time when we are unable to make important decisions regarding our future health and welfare, which may require some changes depending on a situation arising – But where does A Power of Attorney come in to...

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We Will Protect Your Assets

We work throughout our lives to be able to live comfortably and pass on our assets to our children, but what happens to our possessions when we pass? In recent years, well known household names you see most Saturday nights on your television have attracted attention...

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Five Reasons To Make a Will

Setting up a Will can do a number of things in your favour, it will enable you to decide on a number of different areas in your life that you wouldn’t necessarily consider. You have the choices to name an executor, sharing your property fairly with whomever it may...

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You Could Be Receiving A Message From Will Soon

In the latest Technology move to hit the 21st century, people could soon be able to use voicemail and text messages to make their wills – changing the conventional rule that was introduced in 1839. According to The Law Commission for England and Wales, the...

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Surrounding Mental Incapacity

There are more than enough reasons why we should make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and with dementia being an unpredictable and dilapidating disease that affects 850,000 people in the UK – a statistic that is only rising – this one is more than...

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Don’t Underestimate Your Life Expectancy

Don’t Underestimate Your Life Expectancy. But don’t expect to live forever. There is no such thing as old these days, there is always someone older, like Great Aunt Jean who died in 85’ – ninety-nine years old but she looked around 200. The kids are 60 but...

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Social Care Crisis – Let’s Take Care Of Our Elderly

That feeling is love and fear, a jolt of worry about the swiftness of time and its damaging capabilities, of the day we lose someone dear – but at least we were there. We made sure our elderly weren’t alone, weren’t struggling unnecessarily, weren’t unhappy in the last and most thoughtful stage of their life.

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Guardianship

Guardianship There is nothing more traumatic than the thought of losing a parent, especially when it’s ‘before their time’. What will happen to the children? How can I keep our home and family together? How can we possibly carry on? It happens. Not something we ever...

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Recruitment

Recruitment Are you currently looking for a new challenge? Is 2016 YOUR year? If the answer to either of those questions is a yes or even a maybe then we here at Will Protect would ask that you strongly consider a career in self-employment. Change is a good thing. It...

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Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney

Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney Have you Considered Making a Property & Finance Lasting Power of Attorney? As the UK’s ageing population increases, so does the risk of loss of capacity. As much as it is an unpleasant thought and is perhaps a...

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Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney Have you Considered Making a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney? As the UK’s ageing population increases, so does the risk of loss of capacity. As much as it is an unpleasant thought and is perhaps a...

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Pension Trusts

Protect Your Will – There Only Needs To Be One Reason Why When it comes to pensions and trusts, there can be a lot of unanswered questions at a time where you need things to be as straightforward and simple as possible. Our team are always willing to help you,...

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Legal Do’s & Don’ts

Legal Do’s & Don’ts At Will Protect, we know that deciphering legal jargon can become a bit of a headache. As specialists in Wills, Estate Planning, Specialist Tax Planning, Conveyancing and Human Resources & Employment Law, we often want to...

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Deed of Variation

Deed of Variation Are you aware that your inherited wealth may be at risk? You can protect your wealth by varying the way assets are distributed in a Will with a Deed of Variation. What is a Deed of Variation? A Deed of Variation changes a Will after death and enables...

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The Cost Of Care

The Cost Of Care An ageing population unfortunately means greater demand for care homes, and hefty price tags attached to them. You may find it difficult to cope in your own home as you get older or your needs increase. But living in a care home can be very expensive...

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The Role of an Executor

The Role of an Executor Understanding the Role of an Executor In order to legally fulfil the obligations of the task, an Executor has to carry out certain duties. As Executor should therefore: Ensure you have the last original Will of the Deceased. The Testator should...

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Why Should I Use A Professional Trustee?

Protect Your Will – There Only Needs To Be One Reason Why Trustees’ Common Law Responsibilities These are just a few of the many Common Law Responsibilities a Trustee has: Duty to take account of Tax considerations A duty to take account of the Settlor’s wishes...

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Will Disputes Likely To Increase

Will Disputes Likely To Increase There is likely to be an increase in the number of disputes over wills as the UK’s population gets older, this is due, in no small part, to the increase in those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia. A recent example of this type of...

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New Chancellor, New Inheritance Tax Threshold?

New Chancellor, New Inheritance Tax Threshold? Last month, it emerged that George Osborne did not resign his post as Chancellor of the Exchequer but was instead sacked by Theresa May to make way for former foreign secretary Philip Hammond. The Prime Minister distanced...

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Crucial Tax Advice All Business Owners Need

Crucial Tax Advice All Business Owners Need If you’re a new business owner, about to embark on the dream you’ve been creating and organising maybe for years – you’ll know what kind of taxes you’ll be expected to pay, and as your business grows, how much more....

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Care Home Fees

Care Home Fees In the UK over one million elderly people live by themselves with around 500,000 of those people spending Christmas day alone. It is a sobering statistic that may well take some of the shine off of what is usually always a joyous time of year....

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Recruitment

Recruitment Are you currently looking for a new challenge? Is 2016 YOUR year? If the answer to either of those questions is a yes or even a maybe then we here at Will Protect would ask that you strongly consider a career in self-employment. Change is a good thing. It...

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Why Should I Store My Will In A Secure Storage Facility?

Why Should I Store My Will In A Secure Storage Facility? In this post we are going to be writing on why it is so important for you to store your will in a secure storage facility. Below we list several reasons as to why storing your will in a secure storage facility...

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Our Videos: Designed With You In Mind

Our Videos: Designed With You In Mind At Will Protect we specialise in the mitigation of inheritance tax, estate management, tax bill minimisation and so much more. But most of all what we specialise in is people. We know how stressful will disputes and funeral...

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