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The National Three Peaks Challenge

Posted by on September 3rd 2015 in Blog Posts

The National Three Peaks Challenge

Following on from the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in July, Joel Derman, Craig Roberts and Charlie Siegle from Kitsons took on the National Three Peaks challenge on the 15th of August, with the aim of climbing Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike and Snowdon in under 24 hours. At 3am in complete darkness at Sca Fell Pike wearing head torches and with steep steps seemingly rising forever they had their doubts that they could complete the challenge. Joel and Charlie almost cracked. Craig just carried on untroubled, living up to his “terminator” nickname.

In the end they made it off Sca Fell...

Barclays Faces Will-Writing Battle

Posted by on July 16th 2015 in Blog Posts, Private Client

Barclays Faces Will-Writing Battle

The recent case involving Tinoula Aregbesola and Barclays, as reported in the Law Gazette and the Daily Telegraph, highlights the importance of having an up to date will in place and one that is tailored to meet your particular circumstances.

In the case Tinoula’s father made use of Barclays’ £90 will writing service when he made his Will. In that Will her father left her half of a property worth £800,000. However when her father died the property passed automatically to her father’s wife as the surviving joint owner. Tinoula claims that Barclays failed to sever the...

Beneficiaries Beware

Posted by on January 27th 2015 in Blog Posts, Private Client

Beneficiaries Beware

A recent case (Hutchings v HMRC) involving the beneficiary of an estate has highlighted the importance of beneficiaries being open with Executors about gifts. In this particular case the beneficiary, Clayton Hutchings, failed to disclose to the Executors of his Father’s estate that his Father had gifted him around £450,000 from his Swiss bank account to Mr Hutchings’ Swiss account in April 2009. The Executors reportedly asked Mr Hutchings and the other beneficiaries on two separate occasions whether they knew of any gifts made by their father prior to his death and as no disclosures were made the Executors submitted...

Kitsons Exeter Curry Club - The Bay Leaf

Posted by on November 17th 2014 in Blog Posts

Kitsons Exeter Curry Club - The Bay Leaf

The Exeter Curry Club continued its fine run, with another great meal and evening.

This time Kitsons and guests visited The Bay Leaf Restaurant, Exeter - who try and gather dishes from different Indian and Bangladeshi regions, to present a combination of vibrant dishes.

The Bay Leaf itself boasts a luxurious restaurant with a  warm ambience and friendly atmosphere. This was very true of our visit. The staff were kind and very helpful and the mood was relaxed and joyful.

We ordered a mixture of dishes, to test and give our opinions. All of the food was very good, even if we didn’t know what...

Jimmy Savile's Estate Facing Inheritance Claim

Posted by on June 12th 2012 in Blog Posts, Private Client

The press have recently reported that Jimmy Savile’s Estate is facing an Inheritance claim from a lady they are referring to as his “secret love child”. Savile died in October 2011 leaving most of his estate, worth around £7.8 million, to charity.

Georgina Ray, 40, claims that her mother had a brief relationship with Mr Savile in the 1970s and that she is the DJ/TV presenter’s daughter. She has undergone a DNA test, the result of which will confirm whether she is eligible to make a claim against Mr Savile’s Estate.

The administration of the Estate is reportedly on hold...