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Missing beneficiaries: what should a personal representative do?

United Kingdom - July 7 2017 When a person passes away the personal representative has to identify the beneficiaries of the estate so that the funds can be distributed to the

Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes

United Kingdom - July 26 2017 An Unregulated Collective Investment Scheme (UCIS) is a pooled investment fund whereby a number of investors transfer their money into one pot. A fund

An insight into secret trusts

United Kingdom - September 1 2017 A person’s last will and testament becomes a public document once probate is granted. On occasions, a testator (a person making their will) may wish

Department for Work and Pensions claims against estates considered

United Kingdom - June 12 2017 My colleague Jessica previously blogged about DWP claims against estates. The Law Society Gazette recently published an article which discusses

Wills in contemplation of marriage

United Kingdom - August 8 2017 Wedding season is well and truly underway. Stags and hens up and down the country are finalising table plans, heading to last minute fittings and

Poisoning the mind: fraudulent calumny

United Kingdom - February 16 2018 Fraudulent calumny occurs when a person has made false misrepresentations to a testator which poisons their mind against another so that they are

Refinance for RSLs: part two - new developments

United Kingdom - February 16 2018 In the first part of this series, we helped you to identify suitable properties for security. With the properties identified, the next step is to

If Ant’s amicable divorce takes a turn for the worse, will he be able to protect his hard-earned fortune?

United Kingdom - February 16 2018 TV phenomenon, Ant McPartlin, and wife, Lisa Armstrong have announced their divorce after 11 years of marriage, and overall twenty three year

Ministry of Justice power of attorney court fee refund scheme

United Kingdom - February 14 2018 A scheme has been launched to refund those who may have paid a higher court fee than they should when applying to register powers of attorney. If you

Refinance for RSLs: part one - identifying properties for security

United Kingdom - February 12 2018 The Welsh Government has recently concluded a consultation in relation to regulatory reform of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in Wales. Changes