Wills, Trusts & Probate

What will 2020 mean for charitable bequests?

Rob Cope explains why charities and the legal profession need to co-operate to ensure legislation evolves in a way that protects legacy giving

The great wealth shift

The great wealth transfer will offer significant opportunities for lawyers, as Pippa Allsop explains

Law Society welcomes delayed £20,000 rise in statutory legacy

The Law Society has voiced its approval for the announcement that there will be a £20,000 rise in the statutory legacy that a surviving partner is entitled to if their spouse or civil partner dies intestate with children.

Freelancing: a new era?

Despite some high-profile naysaying early on, the introduction of freelance solicitors may yet re-shape the legal landscape

Christmas end to probate delays, says HMCTS

Christmas will see the end of the probate delays, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) reportedly said at a meeting with the La

Tinkering with inheritance tax

Recommendations by the Office of Tax Simplification to streamline inheritance tax are not fundamental reform but are welcome, says Matthe

Probate fee rise scrapped

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