Legislation was introduced in the Summer Finance Bill 2015, published in July, to provide for an additional main residence nil-rate band. Lesley King explains the implications for inheritance tax
Lesley King discusses mutual wills and Legg v Burton v Burton  EWHC 2088 (Ch).
Lesley King comments on recent developments in the private client sector, such as the controversial increase in probate fees and new wording for grant applications.
August was, as always, comparatively quiet. Lesley King draws out a couple of points worth notice, including registration deadlines and a recent case where two minor children were awarded 11 per cent of their father’s estate.
Despite the extra funding pledged in the Spring Budget, social care was conspicuously absent from Philip Hammond’s speech on Wednesday, writes Spencer Gardner.
This month, Roman Kubiak looks at a case where beneficiaries of an estate challenged the reasonableness of fees incurred by executors in instructing two different firms, and a recent claim by an elderly cohabitee for reasonable financial provision who was awarded an outright transfer of property and capital lump sum.
Lesley King analyses the first reported case on third party penalties for withholding information from executors
The new European succession regulation, better known as Brussels IV, came into force on 17 August. It will have an impact on both UK residents with property in other EU states and UK expatriates resident in other EU states. Lesley King presents a top-level, back to basics guide
Lesley King analyses two cases which emphasise the importance of cautious will drafting to avoid problems further down the line.
Lesley King explains why law firms must tread carefully when handling contracts entered into as part of a solicited home visit to a client.