IHT has been dubbed a ‘voluntary tax’ because HM Revenue & Customs rules allow so many exemptions – but many people fail to use them.
Growing Compassionate Communities has a wide remit but its primary focus will be on helping people with dementia to enjoy a better quality of life and greater social inclusion.
These consultations will take place every Wednesday (9am to 5pm). People will be able to book a free session of up to 30 minutes with Senior Lawyer Graham Lawrence (advance bookings only).
Mr Bradford is one of only 10 solicitors in the South West to hold this role and the only one in Dorset.
Coles Miller Partner Anthony Weber said: “Some retired people on relatively fixed incomes are running short of capital.
Wills and probate solicitors at Coles Miller are members of Poole Dementia Action Group and Southbourne Dementia Friendly Community.
Around 82 per cent of people in the South West say they want their loved ones to take these decisions on their behalf when they are no longer able to do so.
In worst cases the delays - caused by Government cuts - could be jeopardising the executor sales of houses and flats, it is feared.
With inheritance disputes on the increase, solicitors at Coles Miller recommend that opposing parties give serious consideration to settling their differences out of court.
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