Why you Should review your Will

Why you Should review your Will

How often should I review my Will? Whilst we always try to draft Wills that are as ‘future-proof’ as possible, we suggest reviewing or at least reading through your Will every three to five years. That being said we always recommend you review your Will...
Who can make an Inheritance Act Claim ?

Who can make an Inheritance Act Claim ?

If you were financially Dependent on the Deceased and the rules of intestacy or the deceased’s last valid Will makes no provision for you, can you make a claim for reasonable financial provision ? Potentially You may also wish to consider promissory estoppel and...
Probate Registry Fee Increase from £155 to £273

Probate Registry Fee Increase from £155 to £273

Probate Registry fee change The fee for grant for probate applications received by the registry on or after the 26th January 2022 is changing. The current dual fee structure is being replaced by a single fee of £273 for all applicants, where the value of the estate...
Employment Law Discrimination Disability Q&A

Employment Law Discrimination Disability Q&A

What is the definition of a disability for the purposes of employment discrimination? The tribunal set out in Section 6 of the Equality Act 2010 that a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and...
The Effect of Advance Decisions Q&A

The Effect of Advance Decisions Q&A

What is an Advance Decision? Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 an advance decision to refuse treatment can be made by an adult that has capacity and this can formerly be recorded. The advance decision would take effect when and if the person making the decision...
Increase in Probate Fees under review by the MOJ

Increase in Probate Fees under review by the MOJ

The Ministry of Justice is considering a Fee increase from the current £155 for Solicitor represented applicants and £215 individuals respectively, to a flat fee of £273. The law society takes the view that an increase in Fees is without justification. The Law Society...

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