Jenny Bird, solicitor in the private client group, recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's Moneybox Live discussing the rule changes in wills and inheritance tax planning which came into force on 1 October 2014.

The broadcast is available on the BBC iplayer website here.

Jenny Bird joined Nicola Plant, partner and Notary Public, Pemberton Greenish Solicitors, and Austin Lafferty, Austin Lafferty Solicitors and past President of the Law Society of Scotland to answer questions such as:

  • without a will, who will inherit and who will be responsible for settling your affairs?
  • if you want to draw up a will what should you consider, how much will it cost and should you do it yourself?
  • can you give away assets before you die or protect someone's interests after you are gone?
  • what can you pass on to your nearest and dearest without paying inheritance tax?

Jenny was recently named in eprivateclient's 'Top 35 Under 35' 2014 list. The list is designed to identify, recognise, promote and introduce the rising stars of the private client practitioner community. It is a global recognition for young and upcoming professionals within the private client field; including lawyers, accountants and trustees.