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New probate controversy as MoJ dismisses 'tax' definition

26 March 2019

Fresh concern has been raised about the proposed overhaul of probate fees

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Court asked to resolve confusion over Inheritance Act claims

26 March 2019

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.

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Master grants Inheritance Act application made 25 years out of time

14 March 2019

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.


Charities warn MoJ over impact of probate fee hike

13 March 2019

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.

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    I am 75 but active and was admitted over 50 years ago. Do you have any suggestions for reskilling to obtain work?