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Inheritance Act claims after 25 years
15
Mar
2019

The High Court has granted permission to bring a claim under the Inheritance Act – despite it being issued more than 25 years after the deadline.

Karl Lagerfield cat Choupette
26
Feb
2019

It has been widely reported that the late fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, has left some of his £153m fortune to his beloved cat, Choupette.

SDLT Change 2019
31
Jan
2019

Associate of the LA Real Estate conveyancing team, Sarah Brown, discusses the impacts of the forthcoming changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax due on 1 March 2019.

24
Jan
2019

The financial abuse of older and vulnerable adults is a disturbing problem which can drain estates of assets and prevent beneficiaries under wills from receiving their inheritance.

Will power for 2019
3
Jan
2019

New Year’s resolutions often involve sorting out personal finances and this may include effective will and estate planning.

Festive family dispute
6
Dec
2018

Family disputes during the Christmas period are not uncommon, given the financial and other pressures which the festive period can sometimes bring.

Law-Commission-Delay-Wills-Project
21
Nov
2018

Inheritance Act claims must be issued before the limitation date or the claimant will require the court’s permission to bring a claim, which can be refused.

Time limitation on Inheritance Act claims
15
Nov
2018

Inheritance Act claims must be issued before the limitation date or the claimant will require the court’s permission to bring a claim, which can be refused.

Kurt Lee - Partner
6
Nov
2018

Kurt Lee, Partner and Head of Private Client at Lester Aldridge, has slammed the Government’s announcement of changes to probate fees as a new “stealth tax” on estates.

Probate fees
6
Nov
2018

Currently, the fee paid when applying for probate is £215 (or £155 for those applying through a solicitor) and there is no fee charged if the estate is worth less than £5,000, but from April 2019, probate fees will be changing.