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Monday, 17 April 2017
According to the Mail on Sunday, Cecil Parkinson's disabledchild is suing her late father's estate as mother claims he is 'starving theminto submission' from beyond the grave  Sara Keays wants the estate of former Conservative minister Ceci...
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
It is well known that the number of cases taken to employment tribunals has fallen by 70% since fees were introduced. A government review has found that the number of multiple claims taken to employment tribunals fell from 5,847 before...
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Further to the Ilott judgment there has been some more analysis which gives some succinct help as to where we stand on inheritance claims by the respected Lesley King in the Law Society Gazette.Just go to her comment at the end as to why it...
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
With the triggering of Article 50 by the UK Government, the phoney war is over and now the real negotiations are starting. Whilst there has been much talk in negotiating strategy and a comparison of the respective line ups for&nbs...
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
While I am a fan of the Request for Inventory & Account method in dealing with troublesome executors, this can only be used in the post grant of representation.(probate)Given this, what legal weapons can be used by beneficiari...
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
What ae the implications of the Ilott case? How to make a successful claim? How to defend one?
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
There was quite a good piece in the Times today (8th March 2017/Firewall) by Alice Thomson who writes elegantly on the issue of death and how families need support when someone passes away close to them.She does not specifically source the figur...
Monday, 6 March 2017
The probate fees are changing from May 2017. Here are somebrief questions and answers which include our thoughts on the changes.According to government spin on the issue, the changes are part of a drive toreduce the cost of running courts and tr...
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Book Outline - A practicalguide to elderly law – Published by Law Brief Publishing The book focuses onkey legal and negotiation issues including inheritance claims, will validity,dealing with difficult executors, trusts, court of protectio...
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
It may not necessarily happen and this can be down to the (in)competence of the mediator but  the mediator’s role is to act as a catalyst to enable the parties toresolve the difficulty for themselves. To do this the mediator will...
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