The Government has published its response to the consultation on increasing probate fees. Despite overwhelming opposition from lawyers, charities and private client advisors the new fee structure will be introduced in May 2017 following Parliament’s approval. The consultation proposed theRead more
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Roocroft v Ball  EWCA Civ 1009 The Personal Representatives of a millionaire businesswoman, Carole Ainscow, have been forced back to the family courts to renegotiate a consent order. Helen Roocroft and Carole Ainscow where together for 18 years, entering into a civil partnership in 1999Read more
Why DIY disasters are not limited to your property- they can affect your finances, health and welfare too!
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are the only way of ensuring major life decisions are carried out by your trusted friends or family in the event that you become mentally or physically incapacitated. Encouragingly the number of LPA registrations is steadily increasing however, recentRead more
Opening arguments on a somewhat controversial case begin today at the Supreme Court no, not Brexit but the case of Illott (Respondent) v The Blue Cross and others (Appellants) Whether or not a Will makes reasonable provision for a beneficiary and the grounds upon which a claim can beRead more