Wills and Probate

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What next for wills?

A look at a recent public consultation by the Law Commission on reforms to will making.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 03 April 2018 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Refund scheme launched for fees paid to the Office of the Public Guardian

A look at a refund scheme enacted by the Office of the Public Guardian relating to fees paid to it to register lasting powers of attorney and enduring powers of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 February 2018 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Advance Care Directive and Living Will – Health and Wealth Planning Tools

This article examines Swiss adult protection law, which is based on the right to self-determination.

Law Firm: Bär & Karrer AG | Published: 06 December 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

Are you haPPI now...?

This article examines a recent decision at Glasgow Sheriff Court concerning PPI refunds.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 11 August 2017 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

Probate fee hike faced fierce opposition from lawyers

The plan for a significant increase in probate fees, or so-called “stealth death tax”, has been dramatically shelved ahead of the general election in June.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 02 May 2017 | Practice Area: Wills and Probate

The impact of a possible increase in Probate Fees

The government proposes to dramatically increase the fees payable to the Probate Registry on an application for a Grant of Probate and a Grant of Letters of Administration.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 17 March 2017 | Practice Area: Social Welfare

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Communication, conflict and relationships - how to navigate common challenges faced by family enterprises

In this video, Alex Sharpe, a partner in Deloitte UK who leads the UK family enterprise consulting team, looks at common challenges faced by family enterprises and how a family can work together to successfully navigate these potential pitfalls

Law Firm: Deloitte | Published: 09 November 2016 | Practice Area: Succession Planning and Trusts

Testamentary freedom, wills and succession

Testamentary freedom has been in the legal press again recently, this time as a consequence of the introduction of the EU Succession Regulation (No.650/2012) in Europe and the debate as to whether the U.K. would opt in, or opt out, of it.

Law Firm: Maples and Calder | Published: 06 September 2016 | Practice Area: Wills and Probate

How the probate fee consultation will impact estates

The forthcoming hike in probate fees, particularly on more valuable estates, breaks the tacit principle that the fee charged for such a service should in some way be linked to the amount it costs to render.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 23 June 2016 | Practice Area: Taxation

Do I need a Jersey will? International wills for non-Jersey domiciliaries

It is not essential for you to have a separate will to cover your Channel Island assets, especially if you already have a validly executed will which covers your entire estate including Jersey and Guernsey and is validly executed. However, there are benefits to having a separate Channel Islands will...view abstract

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 23 October 2015 | Practice Area: General Financial Services

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