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I am sorry to say, but the gifts made in the past are not part of the estate now.They would not be taken into account when dividing the estate % to each beneficiary. However, any gifts made in the last 7 years would be taken into consideration for inheritance tax purposes as there is the 7 year IHT tax rule to be applied.
This is something the solicitor would need to be made aware of so that the correct tax band on those gifts can be applied.
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