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Planned increase to probate fees scrapped ahead of the General Election

Planned increase to probate fees scrapped ahead of the General Election

  As you might have seen in the press, the Government announced in March that they were planning to  introduce large increases in probate fees from May 2017. At the time there was a lot of discussion as to whether

I am Executor of my father’s Will in which he left a gift to a charity which no longer exists – what should I do?

I am Executor of my father’s Will in which he left a gift to a charity which no longer exists – what should I do?

How should a gift in a will to a charity that no longer exists be administered? This often depends on the wording of the will.  Guidance can also be gained from any notes made at the time of the making

RUH Will month fundraising initiative raises over £31,000

RUH Will month fundraising initiative raises over £31,000

This annual fundraising scheme, which BLB took part in last September, enlists the support of local firms of solicitors who waive their usual fee and reduce the cost of their professional will writing services which they donate towards the hospital’s

Where a claim against a Will equals forfeiture

Where a claim against a Will equals forfeiture

I have, on occasion, been asked if it is possible to add a clause to a Will which specifically excludes any beneficiary if they seek to challenge the Will in any way. Generally the advice is to avoid such clauses.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) were brought in by the Government in 2005 to replace Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs). Both LPAs and EPAs are intended to allow a person or persons to assist someone else in carrying out out