Trusts, Wills and Probate Articles

Making Your Will – Guidance

It is easy to keep putting off making a will. However, having a valid will is the only way to guarantee that your estate goes...

Helping Your Executors

Being an executor is a demanding job at the best of times and a task that is made all the more difficult when the deceased...

How do I Leave Money to Charity in My Will?

It's easy to include a charity in your will, but you should always consult your solicitor before you write or change your will  to be...

What Happens on Intestacy?

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act came into force in late 2014. It changes intestacy law in England and Wales to allow a deceased's estate...

County Council Wrests Control of Dementia Sufferer’s Estate

When a person loses their ability to function intellectually, dealing with their affairs can be extremely difficult unless there is a power of attorney in...

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Trusts, Wills and Probate News

Car Bonnet Will is Valid, Rules CourtJuly 6, 2017

There are a number of requirements that must be met for a will to be valid and one of these is that the signing of...

Car Bonnet Will is Valid, Rules CourtJuly 6, 2017

There are a number of requirements that must be met for a will to be valid and one of these is that the signing of...

Power of Attorney Fees FallJune 19, 2017

With the recent furore over the Government's proposed increase in the cost of obtaining probate on larger estates, currently on ice owing to lack of...

Power of Attorney Fees FallJune 19, 2017

With the recent furore over the Government's proposed increase in the cost of obtaining probate on larger estates, currently on ice owing to lack of...

Cocktail of Drugs Not Sufficient to Overturn WillJune 4, 2017

Disputes about the validity of wills frequently centre on allegations that the deceased lacked 'mental capacity' when they created a will. In a recent case, the...

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