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Tyco sends us loco!
20
Apr
2017

Dealing with North American shareholdings can leave non-US based estate practitioners scratching their heads, we offer guidance to make sense of it all.

Ilott V Mitson Supreme Court ruling
15
Mar
2017

The widely reported case of Ilott v Mitson has today come to an end, through the Supreme Court issuing its long awaited judgement in the case.

New England & Wales Probate Court fees
13
Mar
2017

The UK Government has issued its response to the consultation on proposals to reform court fees for grants of representation, with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) confirming that from May this year, barring any U-Turn or rejection by Parliament, there will be the reintroduction of banded court fees for grant applications (also known as probate applications).

will forgery
24
Feb
2017

If there are any concerns about the will’s validity, the will should not be admitted to probate until further enquiries can be made in that regard. For example, medical, forensic and witness evidence can be obtained to show what may have happened when the will was prepared and signed.

Kraft-unilever
23
Feb
2017

Last week when Kraft Heinz announced their £155 billion bid for Unilever, the International Private Client team at Lester Aldridge was poised for a frenzy!

how much do you care
4
Nov
2016

In the UK, it is estimated that 3 in 5 people will become carers at some stage and that there are around 6.5 million people who provide free care to family members, friends or partners. By 2037, that figure is expected to increase to 9 million.

inheritance
21
Oct
2016

When making a will it is important to consider your family and not make elaborate decisions which could cause a dispute, excessive legal fees, and distress.

high-court
16
Sep
2016

The right to dispose of a deceased body is not an issue with which Courts frequently deal.

Ilott v Mitson supreme court
3
Mar
2016

It has been reported that several charity beneficiaries involved in the landmark case of Ilott v Mitson have been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

cohabiting
26
Feb
2016

A recent case has highlighted the need for cohabiting partners to have updated wills and also to consider how their joint assets are owned.