How can I protect my assets from care home fees?

Discover how to safeguard your assets from care home fees with expert legal advice. We specialise in estate planning, trusts, and asset protection strategies to secure your family’s future and inheritance against rising care costs.

Secure your legacy with Free Wills Month in March 2024

We’re delighted to be participating in Free Wills Month in March 2024, an initiative dedicated to individuals aged 55 and over. This service provides a vital opportunity for eligible persons to have their wills professionally written or updated at no cost, ensuring their final wishes are accurately and legally documented.

Making probate easier for those you leave behind

It’s easy to put off doing the things in life that feel overwhelming. Thinking ahead to your family’s future without you, for example. But what if we told you that this can be a positive exercise? 

Secure your future: the crucial role of a solicitor in preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney

Explore the importance of appointing a solicitor for your Lasting Power of Attorney with Thomas Mansfield Solicitors. Learn key insights on avoiding common LPA mistakes and securing your future with expert legal guidance. Contact us for personalized advice on estate planning and safeguarding your interests.

Thomas Mansfield Solicitors strengthens presence in Tunbridge Wells with a new office at 65 The High Street

We’re excited to share that we’ve opened a new office at No 65 The High Street, right in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. This latest expansion not only reinforces our physical presence in the heart of the town but also underlines our commitment to serving Tunbridge Wells’ community […]

The Queen of Soul and the handwritten Will

Aretha Franklin has often been cited as one of the most high-profile celebrities not to have made a Will. But nine months after she passed away, there was a significant discovery. Two Wills were uncovered. The first, from 2010, was a handwritten note found along with other documents in a locked desk drawer in her home. The second – also handwritten but dated 2014 – was in a spiral notebook wedged under the cushions of her sofa. […]

How have the intestacy rules changed?

The government has announced that the statutory legacy will increase from £270,000 to £322,000 with effect from 26 July 2023 […]

Making financial decisions on behalf of a child

Most children’s lives are significantly influenced by their parents who are empowered by the legal concept of ‘parental responsibility’. Parents make all sorts of decisions for their children until such age as they’re able to do it for themselves. But in some families, that time never comes, because the young person doesn’t acquire the necessary mental capacity […]

Your top questions about inheritance tax answered

Figures released by HMRC show a £1billion increase in inheritance tax collections in 2022. Now standing at a record £7.1billion, the tax is no longer seen as something that applies to the wealthiest in society. In fact, almost a quarter more people are now said to be paying inheritance tax than were in the last financial year […]