Private client

Probate fee rise scrapped

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that plans to raise fees charged for a grant of probate have bee

17 Oct 2019

Record rise in legal action against powers of attorney

Court action against people acting with power of attorney on behalf of vulnerable people leapt by 55 per cent in the last year – a recor

10 Oct 2019

Online probate service launched

A national pilot allowing legal professionals to access an online probate service is being rolled out by HM Courts and Tribunals Servic

02 Oct 2019

Solicitors blamed for probate delays

Private client solicitors have reacted in anger at the suggestion they are to blame for delays at the probat

28 Aug 2019

SJ Interview: Kid Harwood

Wildings’ entrepreneurial director demonstrates what it takes to be part of a new breed of high street firm, injecting innovation and fresh life into traditional multidisciplinar

28 Aug 2019

The ‘Corbygeddon’ effect

The upsurge in wealthy clients seeking advice on moving money abroad means a greater appetite for legal advice on wealth protection in a matrimonial context, says Pipp

22 Aug 2019

High Court clarifies inheritance disputes

A High Court has today handed down a judgement in the case of Scarle v Scarle, which provides clarity on inheritanc

14 Aug 2019

Game Over: death in the digital age

There are many practical issues to consider when planning for a client’s ‘digital death’, as Matthew Dunca

31 Jul 2019

No statutory bias against parent's appointment as adult child’s welfare deputy

There is no statutory presumption against the appointment of a parent or other family member as an adult child’s personal welfare deputy.
The Court of Protectio

03 Jul 2019