You will undoubtedly have heard many times that our population is ageing and that as a society, we must ensure we are ready for the impact of this substantial shift in our [...]Read more Grasping The Urgent Need to Tackle crime and Abuse Against The Elderly
A recent article by The Law Society Gazette highlighted the major delays currently faced by those applying for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration. It is [...]Read more Major delays in obtaining Grant of Probate… but there is always a silver lining!
New guidance from HM Courts and Tribunals Service has been issued today, confirming that the probate fee increase will not be introduced on 1st April 2019. The new fees will [...]Read more Probate Fee Hike: There’s Still Time!
Currently, anyone applying for Probate will pay a flat rate of £155 (if using a solicitor). The impending Probate fee increase from April 2019 will mean that Estates worth [...]Read more Probate fee hike: act sooner rather than later
In a recent interview, retired Court of Protection Judge Denzil Lush warned against the lack of safeguards in the power of attorney system. Whilst it is correct to say the [...]Read more Powers of attorney risks: can you prevent abuse?
Until earlier this year, every individual was entitled to an inheritance tax (IHT) free amount of £325,000 on their estate known as “nil rate band” (NRB). Since April an [...]Read more The law has changed. Should you also change your will?
In 2015 the Law Society was announced the launch of Veyo, a leading-edge conveyancing web portal was to be launched on 26 May 2015. The aim of Veyo was to allow all parties in [...]Read more Paperless Conveyancing: the Rise and Fall of Veyo
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”, this indeed seems to apply in light of the new laws to be implemented on buy-to-lets and second [...]Read more Death of The Buy to Let: New Government Measures
King’s College London Shakespeare Centre have recently announced that William Shakespeare’s last Will & Testament will be featured at the Somerset House’s [...]Read more Shakespeare’s Last Will & Testament: “No Legacy is so Rich as Honesty”