A new Back to Basics quiz is available to all Private Client Section members.
The government is attempting to raise probate fees – we are calling on our members to write to their local MP to urgently raise concerns regarding this stealth tax
The Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) launched by the Law Society earlier this year is fast approaching the 100-member mark
The charity will-writing scheme returns for its 26th year this November.
Charity Will Aid has apologised to solicitors for emailing thousands of members of the public with a wills promotion in partnership with Co-operative Legal Services containing the words ‘you don’t have to see a solicitor’
This is the only book in the Law Society Library’s collection that we deliberately purchase two copies of.
When drawing up a will, solicitors are sometimes told that the testator would like the will to indicate that his or her brain should be used for medical research. Usually, however, the reading of the will occurs too late to allow this to occur. Solictors should encourage people who express this wish to contact a registered UK brain bank
In March 2019, it was announced that the statutory instrument bringing the revised probate fee scheme into force would be delayed. HM Courts & Tribunals Service has published more information on what practitioners should be doing until the scheme is implemented.
The Law Society updated its guidance on disputed wills in December 2018, Stephen Lawson looks at the changes.
Our ‘Use a Professional, Use a Solicitor’ campaign has been raising the profile of solicitors and driving consumers to our Find A Solicitor website since the autumn.