Wills, Trusts & Probate

What will 2020 mean for charitable bequests?

Rob Cope explains why charities and the legal profession need to co-operate to ensure legislation evolves in a way that protects legacy giving

13 Feb 2020

The great wealth shift

The great wealth transfer will offer significant opportunities for lawyers, as Pippa Allsop explains

12 Feb 2020

Law Society welcomes delayed £20,000 rise in statutory legacy

The Law Society has voiced its approval for the announcement that there will be a £20,000 rise in the statutory legacy that a surviving partner

16 Jan 2020

Christmas end to probate delays, says HMCTS

Christmas will see the end of the probate delays, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) reportedly said at a meeting with the La

29 Nov 2019

Tinkering with inheritance tax

Recommendations by the Office of Tax Simplification to streamline inheritance tax are not fundamental reform but are welcome, says Matthe

23 Oct 2019

Probate fee rise scrapped

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that plans to raise fees charged for a grant of probate have bee

17 Oct 2019

Record rise in legal action against powers of attorney

Court action against people acting with power of attorney on behalf of vulnerable people leapt by 55 per cent in the last year – a recor

10 Oct 2019

Online probate service launched

A national pilot allowing legal professionals to access an online probate service is being rolled out by HM Courts and Tribunals Servic

02 Oct 2019