In something of a mixed bag this month, Lesley King comments on the introduction of civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples and the latest news on probate fees.
Roman Kubiak comments on an assisted suicide case where a widow was granted relief against the forfeiture rule, and a case in which another widow was refused relief to bring a claim for financial provision out of time.
The Law Society's Library and Practice Advice Service offer support and advice on legal practice and procedure, including through compiling FAQs
Our Practice Advice Service considers what you can do if your client’s testamentary capacity changes before their will has been executed.
The Law Society Library discusses the succession rights of illegitimate relations on an intestacy.
How far can the Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO) exceed a costs estimate? The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains.
The Law Society’s Library discusses advance decisions or living wills, and sources of commentary and precedents.