Britain has an enviable record of supporting good causes, yet many people are still unaware that they can use their wills to give to their favourite charities and gain some tax benefits at the same time. A survey carried out by the Law Society just after the first lockdown restrictions began to ease showed that
Jamiel is a solicitor in our Wills, Trusts and Probate team in Luton and joined Machins in September 2018. He completed his Legal Practice Course in 2015 at the University of Hertfordshire having studied there for his law degree.
Since qualifying, Jamiel has advised on over 100 probate and estate matters in addition to wills and powers of attorney and other aspects of private client work.
Specialist practice areas
- Powers of Attorney
- Elderly client work
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Latest news by Jamiel Zaman
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of people making or updating a will, but many have yet to put their affairs in order. Research by the Law Society shows that 7% of all respondents and 6% of those who identified as keyworkers made or updated their will during the first
The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman’s sons will have to pay inheritance tax on her pension fund because she had not drawn upon it during her lifetime. The court heard evidence that the deceased woman and her former husband had been directors of a company. Shortly before her death, she transferred funds from
A man has been ordered to pay back £270,000 to his mother’s estate following legal action by the executors of her will. The High Court heard evidence that in 1998 the mother had entered into a property development partnership with her youngest son. She died in 2010 and the final property sale was completed in
A judge has ruled that a son was entitled to a share of the family farm, despite having fallen out with his parents, because he had worked for more than 30 years on the understanding that the land would pass to him. The High Court heard that in 1981, the parents made wills under which
Changes being introduced by the government could prove costly for families who haven’t yet dealt with the estate of a family member who died recently. The issue arises because since 2007, surviving spouses have automatically inherited the unused inheritance tax allowances of their dead partner. This has led some people to delay applying for a