Trusts, Wills and Probate Articles

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

In October 2007 there was a fundamental change on the way in the way powers of attorney are created and the powers that they can...

Changing Wills For Benefit

A will expresses the final wishes of the deceased person and it is commonly thought that a will is irrevocable after death. However, provided everyone...

Who is Under the Influence?

The law recognises that some people (such as solicitors or accountants) have a high degree of influence over other people (their clients), since clients hire...

Dealing With an Insolvent Estate

One of the rules that applies to the administration of estates is that whilst a person appointed as executor under a will can refuse to...

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Trusts, Wills and Probate News

Probate Charges Increase Likely to Be DelayedApril 25, 2017

The Government has acknowledged that the upcoming general election makes it unlikely that probate fees will increase significantly in May as planned, as there will...

Problems for Family Unaddressed as People Still Shun WillsApril 12, 2017

The latest research from National Savings and Investments shows that a staggering 64 per cent of adults in the UK have not made a will,...

Solicitor Evidence Crucial in Proving Will ValidMarch 30, 2017

A recent case shows the importance of involving a solicitor in the preparation of a will, especially where it is considered that an attempt to...

Solicitor Evidence Crucial in Proving Will ValidMarch 30, 2017

A recent case shows the importance of involving a solicitor in the preparation of a will, especially where it is considered that an attempt to...

Massive Increases in Probate Charges on Large Estates on the WayMarch 17, 2017

Probate fees, which rose sharply only three years ago, are about to rise again. Under the present scheme an application for probate by an individual costs...

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