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Charlotte Toogood

Charlotte Toogood is an experienced, STEP-qualified Solicitor specialising in high-value, complex and technical estate administration. As Legal Services Director at Kings Court Trust, Charlotte is committed to supporting families at the difficult time of losing a loved one. Charlotte joined Kings Court Trust in February 2015 and has since used her technical expertise to manage hundreds of estates. Charlotte thrives on the diversity of the industry, understanding the needs of the client, and conveying even the most technical aspects of estate administration in a personable and transparent way.

Recent Posts

What happens to property when someone dies?

on 09-Jan-2023 11:24:00 By | Charlotte Toogood |
One question that we frequently get asked is “What happens to a property when someone dies?”. Following a bereavement, there are a number of tasks that need to be considered and ensuring that a property is dealt with correctly is one of the many responsibilities involved in estate administration. Coming to terms with the death of a loved one is a difficult and emotional process; therefore, it’s important to understand what to do with the deceased’s property to avoid any further stress and anxiety.
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5 steps to creating a simple digital estate plan

on 11-Nov-2021 10:16:03 By | Charlotte Toogood |
When someone starts planning for the management of their estate, it often includes things like who will inherit property, who may care for a dependent child, or what should happen with various personal belongings. One thing that often gets overlooked is what happens to their digital assets.
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Understanding Inheritance Tax and allowances

on 26-Aug-2021 11:45:50 By | Charlotte Toogood |
Inheritance Tax (IHT) can be a difficult concept to comprehend, especially for those who have never had to attempt the complex process of dealing with a loved one’s taxable estate before. To put it simply, IHT is a tax that is paid upon an estate of someone who has died.
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Celebrity deaths: Lessons for effective estate planning

on 19-Aug-2021 11:08:10 By | Charlotte Toogood |
Death remains to be a topic that many of us avoid thinking about and do not wish to discuss with our loved ones, which can sometimes lead to absent or ineffective estate planning. According to the ‘UK Wills & Probate Market 2020: Consumer Research Report’, less than 4 in 10 adults in the UK have made a Will, despite predictions that the COVID-19 pandemic would encourage more people to plan for the future.
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