Recent Estate Administration

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    PAS FAQ: replacing an enduring power of attorney

    2021-04-19T09:16:00Z

    Our Practice Advice Service explains how to help your client revoke an old enduring power of attorney.

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    Back to Basics: Liabilities in estate administration

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Lesley King looks at the rules governing payment of debts and liabilities during the administration of estates, including a number of example scenarios and relevant case law.

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    Book review: Doing the deed

    2021-02-16T00:00:00Z

    Gareth Marland reviews the latest release by Professor Lesley King on varying the distribution of an estate after death

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    Overcoming the burden of administration in death

    2021-01-15T14:29:00Z

    Estate management is a time-consuming business, but the digitisation of death will accelerate in the coming years, claims Tremayne Carew Pole, founder of Life Ledger . He looks at how the process is changing in the private as well as the public sector 

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    Back to Basics: How to manage cryptocurrencies

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Leigh Sagar explains the basics of cryptocurrencies, and how to deal with them in an estate administration

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    Weathering the storm

    2020-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Sarah McGovern explains how to navigate some of the issues likely to arise in estate administrations during a volatile market, including fluctuations in property prices

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    Accelerated payment of capital gains tax on residential land

    2020-11-04T14:49:00Z

    Since 6 April 2020, report and payment for capital gains tax on residential land must be made within 30 days of completion. Lesley King looks at the rules that trustees and personal representatives need to follow.

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    FAQs for solicitors making probate applications

    2020-06-16T14:20:00Z

    In June 2020, the Law Society helped to produce a new resource to support legal professionals using the probate service.

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    Reviewing the probate service during coronavirus – May 2020

    2020-05-15T08:56:00Z

    We continue to meet with HM Courts and Tribunals Service to review the status of the probate service in light of coronavirus restrictions.

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    Mere chattels?

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Many testators gift chattels to executors absolutely to avoid the hassle of regularly updating their wills. It’s usually straightforward but, as Paul Saunders explains, tax and other implications can arise

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    Red zone

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Lesley King gives her tips for dealing with insolvent estates

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    The scheme of things

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Tony Padgett presents a guide for personal representatives handling pensions as part of an estate administration

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    How to work with HMCTS digitally: temporary probate arrangements

    2020-04-17T09:35:00Z

    HM Courts Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has written to probate practitioners explaining its temporary working arrangements during coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

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    Authority decision

    2020-02-13T00:00:00Z

    Leon Pickering examines a recent Court of Protection decision that raises significant implications relating to the authority of attorneys to use a donor’s money to benefit others

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    Let it be

    2020-02-13T00:00:00Z

    In a sluggish property market, it may be tempting for fiduciaries to let a property rather than allow it to stand empty and drain the value of an estate. But, as Paul Saunders explains, there are issues to consider, and regulatory and financial implications if you get it wrong ...

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    Back to basics: Business LPAs

    2020-02-13T00:00:00Z

    A business lasting power of attorney enables a business owner to authorise an attorney to make decisions concerning their business interests when they are unavailable or lack capacity. Craig Ward reviews the basics

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    Rise above

    2019-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Eleanor Evans looks at managing the risks involved in probate and estate administration 

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    PPI: my firm’s approach

    2019-08-20T10:30:00Z

    Ian Bond discusses the steps his firm has taken ahead of the 29 August deadline for payment protection insurance claims.

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    Payment protection insurance and private client practitioners

    2019-06-20T11:32:00Z

    The cut-off date for payment protection insurance claims is 29 August 2019. Lesley King looks at what this means for private client practitioners

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    Statement of truth: common errors to avoid

    2019-05-29T09:01:00Z

    HMCTS has provided a list of common errors it has found in statement of truth applications.