Trusts & Estates - Page 1

What happens to debt after someone dies?

When someone you love has passed away, the last thing you might be thinking about is debt. However, there are many misconceptions about debt and...

Sue Macleod

Associate, Trusts & Estates

Power of Attorney & protecting the rights of people with...

Dementia Action Week runs 17th - 23rd May 2021 and is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates

New Year, new you? Why it might be a good...

There is no denying that 2020 is a year which will go down in history - for many reasons. The global pandemic, Brexit, and the...

Claire Gray

Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates

Virtual witnessing of wills

The UK government has introduced temporary legislation which allows wills to now be witnessed remotely using a live video link with effect from 28th September...

Louise Harrhy

Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates
Dispute Resolution, Trusts & Estates | 24th January 2020

Getting the other side to pay your legal fees

Under The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, the court has power in appropriate cases to “vary” the terms of the deceased’s Will...

Paul Grimwood

Partner & Accredited Mediator
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

What Happens To Your Digital Assets When You Die?

With the huge rise in social media sites, and the storing of personal effects such as photographs, music, and blogs digitally, it is important to...

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