The Law Society Library explains where you can find precedents for bare trusts and declarations of trust.
Charities still do not know how they will receive bequest alerts after the government ends its arrangement with a private legacy notification provider in July 2019.
HMCTS has provided a list of common errors it has found in statement of truth applications.
We asked HM Courts and Tribunals Service to explain the ongoing delays to the probate service and confirm the steps being taken to address the problems.
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 Ministry of Justice has begun work on closing down regional probate registries and moving the service under one roof.
Our Practice Advice Service considers what you can do if your client’s testamentary capacity changes before their will has been executed.
Law Society policy adviser Emily Weidner speaks to Ian Bond about the new online probate service introduced by HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and what this means for solicitors.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced that the controversial probate fee increase will no longer take place on 1 April 2019.
Fresh concern has been raised about the proposed overhaul of probate fees
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.