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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…

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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New Year, New Will

Solicitor Courtney L'homme explains why making or updating your Will should be a resolution for 2019..

Courtney L'homme
Courtney L'homme Solicitor

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Making Christmas Gifts as an Attorney

If you are appointed as an attorney under a registered lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs, or a registered enduring power…

James Clarkson
James Clarkson Solicitor

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Christmas Conversations: Making a Will

Now is as good a time as any to have those important discussions..

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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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…

David Stokes
David Stokes Principal Associate

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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…

David Stokes
David Stokes Principal Associate

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