The joint select committee on statutory instruments has queried whether the proposed probate fee increases are within the lord chancellor’s powers and referred the draft regulation to parliament on the basis that it represents a tax.
Martin Beard, partner at Dawson Cornwell, and Ray Beard, solicitor at the Head Partnership Solicitors, discuss topical issues concerning succession law and heirship.
Lesley King provides commentary on the impact of 4ALMD on practitioners.
Anyone who deals with trusts should have a look at HMRC’s Trusts & Estates Newsletter for December 2016. There are a number of items of note.
Lesley King discusses survivorship clauses in wills following death and the recent judgment in Jump v Lister.
Roman Kubiak rounds up significant probate cases in recent months, including solicitor facing prison sentence for ignoring court orders.
Roman Kubiak rounds up significant probate cases in recent months, including the Supreme Court judgment which overrules the reliance-based approach on illegality in Tinsley v Milligan.
It looks as if Brussels IV may not be as useful as hoped for UK-domiciled clients owning land in EU states, remarks Lesley King. What does this mean for UK practitioners?
Lesley King rounds up the latest developments in the world of private client, including an application under the Variation of Trusts Act, and a will in favour of a long-term carer being overturned by disappointed relatives.
Lesley King discusses two new important pieces of OPG guidance, and an interesting – and somewhat surprising – case on maintenance under the Inheritance Act 1975