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 | Private client

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 | Private client

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 | Private client

Charitable trust corporations as deputies

Matthew Duncan explains what a charity-run trust corporation must produce to satisfy the court it is a fit and proper person for a deputyship

01 Oct 2019 | Charities

Striking the balance: requests for information versus confidentiality

It’s crucial to strike the right balance between complying with the law and not breaching your duty of confidentiality when a client is under police

01 Oct 2019 | Private client

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 | Private client

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 tradi

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 contex

22 Aug 2019 | Family

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 | Private client

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