Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best

Every three minutes one person in the UK is diagnosed with Dementia. (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20027/news_and_media/541/facts_for_the_media) Of course, no one likes to think about their [...]

Massive hike in Probate fees

Despite overwhelming opposition from lawyers and other sectors the government is pushing ahead with a new fee structure for probate application fees. The increases are subject to Parliamentary [...]

You’re Never Too Young to Make a Will

As recently announced, Rik Mayall has died intestate (without making a Will). With an estate reputed to be around £1.2million, the inheritance tax to be paid to HMRC on this figure would be in [...]

The Trips and Traps of DIY Probate

With the UK economy still being far from flourishing, virtually everyone is looking to save money, with legal services being one area identified as being potentially expendable. So when a [...]

Tidying Up Your Affairs

Most of our resolutions may be pretty much forgotten about, but it is still the beginning of a New Year and a good time to take stock of our personal affairs. Use the motivation of the fresh [...]