The Treasury has agreed to make changes to the administration of Inheritance Tax following complaints from the public that it is too complex, old fashioned and needs to be simplified. The announcement comes after more than 3,500 people responded to a public consultation carried out by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) on behalf of
After completing his training contract in a Hertfordshire firm, Jonathan specialised in private client work. He subsequently worked in a Milton Keynes-based firm where he became a partner, before joining the private client team at Machins.
Jonathan has developed strong experience in all aspects of non-contentious private client work. He endeavours to ease clients through complex issues and enjoys helping individuals, their families, trustees and business owners to manage and protect their financial assets.
Jonathan has a wealth of experience and training that helps put people at ease when dealing with complex, life-changing issues. He is particularly committed to protecting the interests of elderly and vulnerable clients and is a Fully Accredited Member of Solicitors For the Elderly (SFE), a specialist group of lawyers who support and make a difference to older and vulnerable people. Jonathan is also a Dementia Friend, recognising the need to raise awareness and support those affected by dementia.
Specialist practice areas
- Powers of Attorney
- Elderly client work
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People are being urged to update their wills to include their digital assets as a way of preventing problems for their family after they die. Research by the Law Society shows that just over a quarter of those surveyed know what happens to their digital assets when they die. An overwhelming 93% had not included
The New Year isn’t only a time to make resolutions about losing weight or getting fitter…it’s also an opportunity to assess your future, especially in these times of Covid-19. There are many ways to do this and the law can certainly play its part. One good option is to set up a lasting power of
The government has provided brief but useful advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and how they can be used to help people who are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. An LPA is a legal document that you can draw up when you’re fit and healthy authorising someone you choose to make
Four siblings have succeeded in overturing their mother’s will after the court agreed that she had not fully understood its consequences when she signed it. The case pitted the mother’s first four children against her youngest child, the defendant. In 2004, the mother and her husband had executed mirror wills, which meant that if the
The High Court has upheld a vulnerable woman’s will and rejected a claim by her daughter that she had been subjected to undue influence. The case involved two sisters, Teresa Ann Coles and Heather Christine Reynolds. In 2002, their mother made a will leaving her estate to be divided equally between them. However, the relationship