Christmas comes early to Armstrong’s as Alison is named as Rising Star

We are pleased to announce that our principal, Alison Armstrong, has been included as one of six "Rising Stars" in her field in the 2014 Super Lawyer's list.

Super Lawyers, which is part of Thomson Reuters, is a solicitor-rating service with a mission of bringing visibility to solicitors who exhibit excellence in the practice of law.  The selection process is designed to find indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement and solicitor's cannot nominate themselves or pay to be rated.

Double ISA Allowance for Surviving Spouses

From 3 December 2014, a surviving spouse or legal partner will 'inherit' the ISA allowance of their deceased spouse or partner.

The move, announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Pre-Budget statement, means that the survivor will effectively have a double ISA allowance after the death of their spouse or partner.

The transfer will not be automatic, however. The deceased person's ISA will have to be dealt with in the same way as any other assets of their estate and the survivor will then have a one-off allowance.

However, the allowance is not available until 6 April 2015.  The ISA limit also increases to £15,240 from 6 April 2015.