Hassall Law began to provide our clients with a traditional legal service where each client would know who they are dealing with throughout their time with us. A service as good as will be found in London or better in the legal subjects in which we operate. We aim that our standards should be significantly high and we are proud to be a Lexcel approved practice.
Our directors have worked together for years and share the same dream of legal excellence and client care. Many of our clients have followed us for generations. We are based in South Devon where we all know our area well, as well as the law in which we operate.
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This article is drafted to trace the historical background and deal with some of the issues raised. It is not exhaustive and is no replacement for bespoke legal advice.read more
Currently every individual has an Inheritance Tax (IHT) allowance of £325,000. In April 2017 an additional Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) came into effect to give an additional £175,000 per person by the 2020/21 tax year.read more
When buying any property other than as a first time buyer Stamp Duty will almost certainly apply.read more
We are proud once again to be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s Kingsbridge Show 2018.read more
It was the fight between whether the Church or the Crown got most of our money on death which led to the Statute of Uses in 1535. For hundreds of years death operated as the Revenue’s last chance to tax. For decades this operated through a “death duty” which applied to assets including the house owned before death. Sometimes forcing a sale of the big house (as in “To The Manor Born”) to pay death duties but the tax also affected the most modest homes making the gift to the next generation proportionally as hard.read more