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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

What to expect when making an inheritance act claim

United Kingdom - May 18 2017 Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Inheritance Act”), can be difficult to predict. Even specialist

Do claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 die with the claimant?

United Kingdom - February 27 2017 The purpose of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Inheritance Act”) is to make “reasonable financial provision” for

Limitation in child sexual abuse claims- an Australian perspective

Australia - January 30 2018 The law of England and Wales can be unforgiving for survivors of childhood abuse who seek compensation but are out of time to bring a claim, but the

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

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

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

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

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