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Latest news on sliding scale Grant of Probate fees
With Brexit taking all the news in Parliament for the past few months, it will have gone unnoticed by most that the Government’s plan to introduce a…
Weightmans puts Trust in private client lawyer to head team in Liverpool
National law firm Weightmans has appointed a leading private client specialist to lead the Wills, Trust and Estates team in Liverpool.
Is DIY probate the answer to dealing with an Estate?
It is dangerous to fall into the trap of believing that probate is generally speaking straight forward and easy.
LEGAL COMMENT: Shake-up of inheritance tax system promised by new government report
In January 2018, the Chancellor asked the OTS to carry out a review of the UK’s Inheritance Tax (‘IHT’) regime, covering a broad range of…
Updated probate rules – will a simplified process lead to an increase in unrepresented applicants unwittingly making costly errors?
Whilst the proposed increase in Probate Fees has attracted a lot of attention in the legal and accountancy world the Government’s announcement that…