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Probate claims - the rules still apply

United Kingdom - February 22 2024 Civil litigation must be conducted according to the procedures and time limits set out in the Civil Procedure Rules. These rules, which are regularly…

Empowering beneficiaries to challenge costs: The Kenig v. Thomson Snell & Passmore case

United Kingdom - February 22 2024 Last month, The Court of Appeal delivered an important costs judgement which has the potential to significantly impact how beneficiaries can challenge…

Directors' disqualification statistics: Key trends and observations from the latest insolvency service report

United Kingdom - February 20 2024 On 13th February 2024, the Insolvency Service (IS) released their latest monthly enforcement stats in relation to the directors’ disqualifications…

The rise in inheritance tax investigations by HMRC

United Kingdom - February 14 2024 HMRC recovered a record £326million following investigations into underpayments of inheritance tax in the year ending March 2022. Perhaps…

Financial Abuse: What you need to know

United Kingdom - February 2 2024 Financial abuse is a serious issue that is reportedly on the rise. It is estimated that millions of older adults experience financial abuse each year…

Financial abuse: A growing global problem

Global, United Kingdom - January 31 2024 The issue of financial abuse is growing, particularly in respect of older people. Financial abuse involves the unauthorised and improper use of the…

Trust and Estate Disputes Quarterly Round-Up

United Kingdom - January 16 2024 This Trust and Estate Disputes quarterly round-up provides a summary of a cross-section of reported decisions handed down in the courts of England…

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2023

United Kingdom - January 10 2024 This quarterly civil fraud update provides a summary of reported decisions handed down in the courts of England and Wales in the period of October -…

What happens if a will has been made but can no longer be found? Exploring the presumption of revocation

United Kingdom - December 19 2023 One enquiry that we frequently receive is that, although the enquirer is certain that the deceased wrote a will, it cannot be located (or a will has…

Law commission considers wills and predatory marriage - does the law need to change?

United Kingdom - December 13 2023 The Law Commission’s consultation in which it has sought views on whether marriage should continue to revoke a will in light of concerns regarding…