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Scottish Law

Austin Lafferty: Laying Down the Law

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I have several children, and a grandchild who is disabled. I wish to make provision for this grandchild by setting up a trust with some of my money. I believe that my other children will be unhappy that I have favoured one member of the family. Will creating a trust be effective or can other children claim a share of the money?


My neighbour refuses to trim back his massive overhanging branches on my side of the fence. They are causing all sorts of problems – including the leaves blocking gutters and us having to clean our monoblocking five times a year.


Could that old case be dragged up, say if I am going for a job or joining a golf club? I am respectable and would not wish a tarnish on my name from some busybody.


A few of us at work were discussing inheritance tax in the light of the Tory party's proposal to include a living allowance component, and talked about how to avoid paying it - legally. One of my colleagues suggested that you could make a will leaving up to the IHT threshold to your family and the rest to charity. Will this get round the IHT problem?


I came in from work and my neighbour has painted the other side of my boundary wall and left my side unpainted, the wall divides the house at the front and the wall is on my boundary. I have been onto the council and the police and they both say I should just forget about it, there is bad blood between us and it was only done in spite.


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