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What is happening with probate fees? HM Courts & Tribunals Service Q&A

26 April 2019

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.

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Probate registries to close under plans to centralise HM Courts and Tribunals Service

24 April 2019

The Ministry of Justice has begun work on closing down regional probate registries and moving the service under one roof.

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PAS FAQ: executing a will without full testamentary capacity

15 April 2019

Our Practice Advice Service considers what you can do if your client’s testamentary capacity changes before their will has been executed.

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Law Society produces new podcast on online probate system and probate fees

29 March 2019

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.

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The Private Client Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Section Advisory Committee and will focus on key issues including:

  • NRB Changes
  • LPA Changes
  • Digital Assets
  • Cross Border Tax
  • IPFDA Cases
  • Care Act
  • Elderly Client
  • HMRC Disputes
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Capital Gains Tax

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