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What is the Difference between a Will and a Probate?

22 Mar 2019

The terminology surrounding the execution of a will can sometimes be quite daunting, especially when you are dealing with the death of a person or relative close to you. At Forbes Solicitors, we understand the information regarding this subject may not be the easiest to process, which is why we have…

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Increase to Probate fees from April 2019

22 Feb 2019

From April 2019 there will be a significant increase in the fees charged by the Probate Registry for processing applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration. At present, probate fees are a flat fee of £215 for applications made by individuals and £155 for applications…

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Why do I need to make a Will?

14 Jan 2019

Recordings in 2018 show that over 60% of people in the UK do not have a valid Will, according to research from Unbiased.co.uk. This is an all-time high (passing the previous peak in 2011) meaning that now over thirty one million UK adults run the risk of dying intestate and having their estate…

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Forbes Raises £2,961 For Hospices During Wills Weeks

11 Dec 2018

Solicitors from Forbes have helped raise £2,961 for two Lancashire hospices by donating their services for free during Wills weeks. During the fundraising events at St Catherine's Hospice, Lostock Hall, and East Lancashire Hospice, Blackburn, the Forbes Wills Team waived their normal fee…

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A Question of Trust

13 Nov 2018

People are often confused by Trusts and think that they are just for the very wealthy. In reality, Trusts can be a very useful way of providing for your family and protecting assets. What is a Trust? A Trust is any arrangement whereby someone (the Settlor) gives money or assets (the Trust Fund…

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Take advantage of Wills Week this November and support St Catherine's Hospice

22 Oct 2018

St Catherine's Hospice and Forbes Solicitors are joining together this November to highlight the importance of writing a Will. The hospice will be running its annual Wills Week from the 12th November to 16th November, when Forbes Solicitors will waive their usual Will-writing fee, and instead…

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Forbes Solicitors Appoint Tom Howcroft to Contentious Trusts and Probate Team

25 Jul 2018

Leading North West legal firm Forbes Solicitors has expanded its Contentious Trusts and Probate Team with the recruitment of Solicitor Tom Howcroft. Tom joins Associate Solicitor Ben Wilson at the firm's Central Lancashire office as the team continues to build on its reputation for expert…

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New SFE report warns of looming incapacity crisis

03 Jul 2018

Leading law firm Forbes Solicitors is urging Lancashire people to consider end of life planning in the wake of a new report from Solicitors for the Elderly ("SFE"), and independent think tank, Centre for Future Studies. " The incapacity crisis: a nation unprepared " reveals the…

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Forbes Joins Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes

06 Dec 2017

Leading law firm Forbes Solicitors has enhanced its work in the pensions sector by joining the Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS). AMPS is a body which represents the SIPP (Self-Invested Personal Pension) and SSAS (Small Self-Administered Pension Schemes) industry and…

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