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A stealthy new year: probate feesSubscription

16 January 2019By

Lesley King comments on recent developments in the private client sector, such as the controversial increase in probate fees and new wording for grant applications.

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Undue influence: what is sufficient legal advice?Subscription

15 January 2019By

Roman Kubiak considers two contentious probate cases: an attorney’s application to be appointed as substitute personal representative in place of a donor; and a property transfer set aside for presumed undue influence.

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The Law Society's Library and Practice Advice Service offer support and advice on legal practice and procedure, including through compiling FAQs

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PAS FAQ: How binding are my costs estimates?

14 January 2019

How far can the Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO) exceed a costs estimate? The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains.


Library FAQ: What are the rules on making a living will?

16 October 2018

The Law Society’s Library discusses advance decisions or living wills, and sources of commentary and precedents.

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PAS FAQ: Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme accreditation

20 August 2018

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service explains what standards your firm needs to uphold in order to receive Law Society accreditation.

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Library FAQ: How to find precedents for contentious probate

13 June 2018

The Law Society Library provides guidance on contentious probate (Larke v Nugus) and where precedents and guidance can be found.

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