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.
Lesley King comments on Cowan v Foreman and ors  EWHC 349 Fam, and looks at what the case means for both contentious and non-contentious probate practitioners.
Daphne Perry offers some simple writing techniques to improve client service and business returns
The GDPR aims to give the individual control over their personal data. So what happens when a beneficiary to a will or trust asks for disclosure of their data? Craig Ward considers what you can do, as a trustee or executor, to remain compliant but maintain client confidentiality
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.
The Law Society updated its guidance on disputed wills in December 2018, Stephen Lawson looks at the changes.
The business of death is changing, as technology alters the way people are living their lives. How long before blockchain technology, e-signatures and chatbots become common on the private client stage? What else is waiting in the wings? Grania Langdon-Down investigates
Daniel Harris recaps the main legal issues affecting the writing of wills to cover cross-border assets