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Contesting a Will

With an ageing population, a dramatic increase in house prices and more complex family structures, will disputes are becoming increasingly common. Ben Wilson, an Associate at Forbes Solicitors specialising in Contentious Trusts and Probate, gives an overview of the various … Read more

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The Land Registry are to trial a wider rejection criteria for first registrations.

It has been announced by the Land Registry that in relation to first registration applications for freehold and leasehold titles they are widening the rejection criteria.  This came into effect on 14 August 2017 and will be reviewed in November … Read more

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Duty Bound to Report Payment Practices: Larger Companies and LLPs Take Note

The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017 have very recently come into force. These regulations impose new duties for qualifying large companies and LLPs to comply with. Such qualifying companies must now publish a report detailing their payment … Read more

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – Registration Fees Reduced

With effect from 1 April 2017, the fee payable to the Office of the Public Guardian to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (or an old-style Enduring Power is Attorney) has been reduced from £110 to £82.

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Charities win appeal against a woman cut out of her mother’s Will

Yesterday, the UK Supreme Court handed down the hotly-anticipated judgment in Ilot v Mitson*and has re-affirmed the principle of ‘testamentary freedom’.  Testamentary Freedom is a long-standing principle in English Law, meaning that a person has the freedom to choose who … Read more

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Parliament To Have Say On Brexit Go-Ahead

The Supreme Court has this morning passed a landmark ruling, holding that Parliament must first vote on whether the Government can commence with the Brexit process.

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Survey shows parents are reluctant to leave inheritance to married children

A survey of over 1,000 parents carried out by Investec Investment and Wealth* has revealed that around 30% of adults are unwilling to provide their married children with an inheritance because of concerns about divorce. 

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – Going Digital?

Is it time for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) to go digital? An LPA is a legal document, by which a person (known as ‘the Donor’) appoints one or more persons (their ‘Attorneys’) to manage their affairs in the event … Read more

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Operating on the Web

An exceptional website is one which exceeds your visitors’ expectations and provides a rich, rewarding user experience on any device (whether it be computer, tablet or mobile) and one which can result in increased traffic and business but the legal … Read more

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Brush up on your Dental Facts

Are you happy with your smile? Knowing the facts in regards to the health of your teeth will help you maintain your oral health, so we’ve put together some essentials you should be clued up on. However, sometimes visiting the … Read more

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