The Law Society is concerned by suggestions that the government may bring back large hikes in probate fees that were dropped before the election. The Gazette looks at the likelihood of the ‘death tax’ returning to the government’s agenda.
In this Q&A a solicitor wants to know how long to retain their closed files in storage.
LSB research highlights vulnerable client experiences.
A public consultation by the Law Commission is a welcome step towards updating will-making laws to keep them fit for purpose.
Floyd Porter explains why the Law Society’s new mental capacity (welfare) accreditation scheme is an important step forward for the protection of the vulnerable and others involved in Court of Protection hearings.
The Law Society’s Library provides information and details of precedents relating to the appointment of a firm of solicitors as executors.
The Law Society welcomed the news that a hike in probate fees is to be ditched by the government.
I am dealing with the administration of an estate where there are two personal representatives and a residuary beneficiary. Does the residuary beneficiary also have to approve the estate accounts?
A parliamentary committee has attacked the legal basis of the government’s new probate fees, the Law Society Gazette has reported
We have updated our practice note for solicitors who advise clients about transferring their assets to family or friends.