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.
The Law Society’s Library lists resources that contain will precedents for the care of animals and pets
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service provides answers to frequently asked questions
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service provides answers to some frequently asked questions
Law Society advises people to leave clear instructions about what should happen to their online accounts after their death.
The Law Society Library lists resources which contain commentary and precedents for bereaved minor/section 71A trusts.