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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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Probate Fees: A new tax on death? Proposals for a significant increase in fees

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice has laid before Parliament new legislation to implement a new, banded structure of fees for…

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Associate

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What happens to your digital assets on death?

Rip Off Britain this week covered an area of law which is becoming increasingly prominent. When somebody dies, what happens to their 'digital…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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Dealing with sale proceeds of a business

A look at the personal estate planning issues which arise following a sale and the tax implications of selling your business.

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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The family shareholder

All business owners have families and family concerns, but not all owners bring their family members into share ownership with them. This can add…

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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Weightmans announces new disputed wills, trusts and estates offering with arrival of Associate

National law firm Weightmans has appointed Associate Matthew Morton to head up a new Disputed Wills Trusts and Estates team.

Matthew Morton
Matthew Morton Principal Associate

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Death of a shareholder

Estate planning for business owners can often fall down the priority list of ‘things to do’ when building and securing the business consumes all of…

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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Sharing company ownership

A carefully considered and tailored shareholders agreement can provide real value, particularly for an owner bringing in co shareholders for the first…

Catherine Hendy
Catherine Hendy Principal Associate

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