A case that threw a wrecking ball at the practice of lawyers making stand-still agreements over late claims could be challenged in the Court of Appeal.
The High Court has granted permission to bring a claim under the Inheritance Act – despite it being issued some 25 years and nine months after the deadline.
Charitable organisations have urged the government to reconsider controversial proposals to increase some probate fees so that estates including bequests to charities are not adversely affected.
The Law Society Library discusses the succession rights of illegitimate relations on an intestacy.
300,000 vulnerable people will see their rights stripped back every year by imminent changes to the Mental Capacity Act, the Law Society has said.
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 Ministry of Justice is calling for evidence on the code of practice for the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005).
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published guidance on how individuals possessing cryptoassets may be taxed.
Government officials have not assessed the cost of administering probate for high value estates, despite plans to introduce increased charges, it has emerged.
How far can the Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO) exceed a costs estimate? The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains.