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Dropped probate fee hike welcome

21 April 2017

The Law Society welcomed the news that a hike in probate fees is to be ditched by the government.

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Parliamentary committee questions Lord Chancellor's powers to raise probate fees

10 April 2017

A parliamentary committee has attacked the legal basis of the government’s new probate fees, the Law Society Gazette has reported

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Contentious Probate Update - 2017 (Part 2)

3 May 2017By

Roman Kubiak takes a look at some of the biggest and most relevant cases for practitioners to hit the legal headlines since the start of 2017, with claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 appearing particularly heavily.

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Spotlight: Ilott v The Blue Cross and others [2017] UKSC 17Subscription

17 March 2017By

Henrietta Mason comments on the long-awaited Supreme Court decision on whether a will failed to make reasonable provision for the deceased’s daughter and the grounds upon which a claim for provision can be brought.

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