Trusts & Estates | 15th November 2019

Probate fee increase scrapped

The lawyers in our trusts and estates department are pleased that the uncertainty over the increase in probate court fees has ended following the recent...

Sue Macleod

Associate, Trusts & Estates

Soaring fees set deadline for executors and estate planning

Controversial court fees which have been branded a stealth tax on bereaved families are expected to prompt a surge in probate applications before the hike...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates
Dispute Resolution | 9th July 2018

Inheritance Act Claims – an application delayed is often an...

Following a death, it is possible for a claim to be made against the deceased’s estate on the basis that the distribution of their estate...

Paul Grimwood

Partner & Accredited Mediator
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 14th May 2018

Free Wills fundraising for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

As a regular supporter of the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices 'Make a Will Fortnight' I am really proud to report that 2018 has proved...

Sonia Dhesi

Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 28th March 2018

Inheritance tax planning: a little each year…

A major UK newspaper reported on the recent results of a survey that was carried out to establish the public’s understanding of Inheritance Tax (‘’IHT’’)...

Jordan Page

Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 7th September 2017

Dementia and the Power of Attorney

One of the fastest growing health issues in UK society is the seemingly relentless rise in dementia. This terrifying category of diseases combined with an...

Jordan Page

Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 27th June 2017

Understanding Inheritance Tax – The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB)

Even though we all believed it would be abandoned, the RNRB is now very much with us and we are left struggling to apply it...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates
Wills, Trusts & Estates | 21st February 2017

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

In 1976, beloved American actor Jack Benny passed away and left, in his will, a sum of money for the purchase and deliverance of a...

Catherine Poleykett

Solicitor, Trusts & Estates