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Judgment has recently been handed down by the Court in Draguignan, Provence, in the estate of Lady Wendy Blake, settling a dispute between Lady Blake's children,...
Withers LLP
Looking to reduce the inheritance tax (‘IHT') that will be payable on your death is a sensible part of your overall estate planning, and giving away your property during your...
Withers LLP
Ahead of a marriage, it is important to think about your longer term needs, particularly if you have inheritance or other assets to consider.
Withers LLP
One of the more unusual rules in the Court of Protection (as opposed to litigation in other courts) is that where an application concerns a person's property...
Withers LLP
This article was originally published in December 2019 for the Trusts & Trustees Journal (Vol 25, No 10, pp 1025-1032), under the title ‘To reserve or not to reserve? That is the question – Part I'.
Withers LLP
In the recent case of Kelly v Brennan, Master Shuman rectified an error in a Will which would otherwise have resulted in a windfall of around £67,000 each for a niece and four nephews.
Taylor Vinters
We understand it can be difficult to find the time to make a Will, even though it's something you intend to get round to.
Withers LLP
Ali v Taj is the story of a remarkable estate, and a cautionary tale for executors. It was sworn for probate in 2008 at £8.7 million (net).
Withers LLP
Being alive has legal consequences. So too does death. When someone goes missing (in addition to the emotional trauma) a legal vacuum occurs.
Hewitsons LLP
understand that the rules for inheritance tax have changed. My father has recently passed away, he bequeathed his home to me and it has been valued at £450,000.
Wrigleys Solicitors
The last year or so has seen a number of changes for the Probate Registry with the closure of some sub-registries, the threat of more closures, a new computer system and the possible...
Wrigleys Solicitors
Good news for those who will potentially inherit more, but, the reality is that the Government rules rarely operate in the way people expect.
Hewitsons LLP
When Sarah Weisz's husband died, his Will gave her only his share in their matrimonial home, and that was subject to a mortgage.
Hewitsons LLP
If you have not made a Will and die unexpectedly, your estate would be subject to the intestacy rules.
Hewitsons LLP
Since 31 December 2019, opposite-sex couples have been able to enter into civil partnerships P) in England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to follow suit soon.
Withers LLP
In March 2019 Chief Master Marsh allowed Mrs Bhusate to bring her 1975 Act claim 25 years and nine months out of time, setting a new benchmark.
Hewitsons LLP
On 6 December 2019, the Northampton office hosted a Christmas collection in aid of the Northampton Women's Refuge, Eve, which supports local women and children affected by domestic abuse.
Withers LLP
Marriage is considered by some to be too traditional and patriarchal for the 21st century. Until now, the only other option for mixed-sex couples...
Hewitsons LLP
In the recent case of Todd v Parsons, the Deceased's daughter, Elizabeth, succeeded in bringing a claim for proprietary estoppel in relation to her Deceased mother's house.
Hewitsons LLP
Maudlin Bascoe's daughter, Patricia Johnson, sought to challenge the validity of her late mother's 2005 Will, within...
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