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What is the Court of Protection?

United Kingdom - June 5 2017 Even if we have heard of the Court of Protection many of us are confused by the role it plays. Who is it protecting? Why do we not hear about its…

Probate Fee Rise - Everything you need to know

United Kingdom - March 23 2017 A grant of probate is an official document that gives a named executor the authority to deal with the property of a deceased person. The term is often…

Julia Routen.

Executors and Beneficiaries - Beware of Penalties from HMRC

United Kingdom - March 31 2016 In a recent case a beneficiary has received an £87,000 penalty from HM Revenue & Customs for failing to tell his father's executors about a cash gift…

Do you have a property in Europe?

European Union - November 19 2015 If you have a property in Europe, have you ever considered what happens to it on your death? The position is complex, and each country has its own…