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Office of the Public Guardian publishes Safeguarding Strategy

OPG has published its Safeguarding Strategy for 2019 to 2025, setting out plans to improve the safeguarding services offered to vulnerable adults.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

Insights

PPI warning for executors and attorneys

PPI claims have been around since 2005 and are probably something you tune out whenever claims companies appear on the television or radio.

James Clarkson
James Clarkson Solicitor

Insights

Closing probate registries

The Ministry of Justice are proceeding with plans to close regional probate registries and centralise the probate service.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

Insights

Private Residence Relief consultation

On 1 April 2019 the Government launched a consultation on changes to Private Residence Relief from Capital Gains Tax


News

LEGAL COMMENT: Winding up the affairs of someone who has died

BBC Radio 4’s 'Money Box' today discussed the complexities involved in winding up the affairs of someone who has died.

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

Insights

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…

James Clarkson
James Clarkson Solicitor

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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.

John-Paul Dennis
John-Paul Dennis Principal Associate

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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.

David Stokes
David Stokes Principal Associate

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