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    PAS FAQ: Cash in the attic

    22 January 2014 Updated: 9 October 2014

    You are acting for the executor in the administration of an estate. The executor finds a large sum of money at the home of the deceased. What should you do? The Practice Advice Service suggests what steps to take next.

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    Library FAQ: Will precedents for the care of animals and pets

    28 February 2014 Updated: 9 October 2014

    The Law Society’s Library lists resources that contain will precedents for the care of animals and pets

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    Your questions answered

    11 March 2014 Updated: 4 October 2014

    The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service provides answers to frequently asked questions

  • Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme

    First firms accredited for WIQS

    11 March 2014 Updated: 4 October 2014

    The Law Society has accredited the first group of law firms to its new Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). So far, more than 40 firms have been accredited, with this number increasing as applications are processed by the Law Society.

  • New offence of ill-treatment

    11 March 2014 Updated: 4 October 2014

    Following the Francis Report, which was the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, the Department of Health has accepted the recommendation of the National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England to develop a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect.

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    Looking for a will?

    11 March 2014 Updated: 4 October 2014

    If you are looking for a missing will, the first port of call will probably be local solicitors or law society. However, if the firm holding the will has been subject to an intervention by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), its closed files will be stored by the SRA. The SRA holds over 6 million files and many of these include wills. Once a firm is intervened in, its closed files are sorted and archived by Capita (on behalf of the ...

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    PAS FAQ: Residuary beneficiaries

    3 April 2014 Updated: 9 October 2014

    The Practice Advice Service talks through the issues to consider when administering an estate as a professional executor and what information should be provided to residuary beneficiaries.

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    Your questions answered

    14 May 2014 Updated: 4 October 2014

    The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service provides answers to some frequently asked questions

  • Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme

    Leave a digital legacy after your death, Law Society urges

    20 May 2014 Updated: 15 October 2014

    Law Society advises people to leave clear instructions about what should happen to their online accounts after their death.

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    Library FAQ: Bereaved minor trusts

    12 June 2014 Updated: 9 October 2014

    The Law Society Library lists resources which contain commentary and precedents for bereaved minor/section 71A trusts.

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