In episode six of Topical Talks, Title Research was joined by expert guest, Holly Mieville-Hawkins, Senior Associate at Enable Law. Holly is an expert in the field of Court of Protection work, specialising in making and defending applications. She is a member of the Law Society Wills and Equity Committee, a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly, and works closely with the Office of the Public Guardian as a stakeholder.
In this episode, the conversation is focused on Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning and the Court of Protection and covers:
- How the Court of Protection’s approach to estate and IHT planning has changed in recent years
- The connection between gifting and IHT planning
- The Mental Capacity Act 2005’s stance on making a decision on behalf of someone else
- How legal professionals can determine if a gift is reasonable or not
- Examples of where disputes have reached the Court
Listen to Holly Mieville-Hawkins’ episode now:
Topical Talks with Title Research is a podcast about estate administration, probate and other areas of interest in the Wills and probate sector. In each episode, Title Research speaks to a highly regarded individual from the industry about their specialism and current popular topics of conversation.
Previous episodes include discussions about:
- Probate in Spain with Roser Coll of TEMIS & CO International Lawyers
- Challenges and predictions for the legal sector with Michael Culver, Chairman of Solicitors for the Elderly and Partner at Bolt Burdon Solicitors
- Contentious probate with Martin Holdsworth of IDR Law
- Insurance in estate administration with Jeff de-Rhune of Trust and Probate Insurance
- Long-term and elderly care with Heledd Wyn of Gregg Latchams
Title Research provides a range of genealogical research and asset repatriation services for legal professionals. Their services are designed to streamline the estate administration process, take the effort out of locating the correct people or assets, and mitigate against the risk of future dispute or complications. If you have any questions about genealogical research, asset repatriation or how you can work with Title Research, call them on 0345 87 27 600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.