Lesley King discusses mutual wills and Legg v Burton v Burton  EWHC 2088 (Ch).
Ian Bond provides an update on the Ministry of Justice’s plans for digitising applications for grants of representation
A public consultation by the Law Commission is a welcome step towards updating our will-making laws to keep them fit for purpose in the 21st century, says Henrietta Mason. She reflects on two key areas of the consultation: formality and testamentary capacity
The Court of Appeal’s decision to increase the inheritance awarded to the claimant in Ilott v Mitson has been overturned by the Supreme Court. Penelope Reed QC and Hugh Cumber, who acted for the defendant charities, assess the judgment’s implications for testators
The Law Society is concerned by suggestions that the government may bring back large hikes in probate fees that were dropped before the election. The Gazette looks at the likelihood of the ‘death tax’ returning to the government’s agenda.
The Practice Advice Service answers your frequently asked questions on wills and the administration of estates
The government may have dropped its planned hike in probate fees, but Gary Rycroft suspects it is not the last we’ll hear of the proposals
The Practice Advice Service answers your frequently asked questions.