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Wills – What does the future hold?

The evolution of Wills A recent law commission consultation paper on wills detailed the potential for wills to become electronic. With the unfathomable developments in technology since the Wills Act 1837, it seems long overdue that this sort of proposal is being made and our outdated system is restructured to meet current digital capabilities. There […]


Probate Fee Changes – Deal or No Deal?

We have previously commented on the plans from the Government to overhaul the charging bands relating to how probate fees are paid. The last couple of days have proved to be interesting times for the proposals, as the joint committee on statutory instruments has suggested the changes many not be legally enforceable. The report from […]


A good day for pets… a bad day for estranged children…

On Wednesday 15 March 2017, the Supreme Court handed down the long-awaited judgement in Ilott v. The Blue Cross & others, the first case under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to reach the UK’s highest court. It is a keystone of the law that a person is able to leave their estate […]


Digital Doesn’t Die! – 5 Top Tips

Digital Assets And Death – 5 Top Tips When thinking about what happens to your assets on death, you most likely think of your property, your bank accounts and any savings/investments you may have. However, in this digital age that we live in, have you stopped to think about what happens to your ‘digital assets’ […]