estate planning

Probate fees hike scrapped

Friday, 21 April 2017 | News

A planned hike in probate fees has been scrapped by the government as it says there isn’t enough time for the new rules to be approved by Parliament before the general election on 8 June.

How to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney... while you can

Monday, 12 December 2016 | Article

We explain how to ensure that someone else can look after your affairs if you are unable to do so in the future. Plus how your attorneys can make sure it works for them.

Deal of the week: Free Lasting Power of Attorney services to make sure your wishes are respected in later life

Monday, 21 November 2016 | News

Dementia has become the UK’s biggest killer, with 850,000 people in the UK suffering with the disease, affecting the families of 42% of the population.

Will Aid: How writing a will could give charity a boost

Thursday, 10 November 2016 | News

Will Aid 2016 is now open for business. The scheme, which runs every November, sees solicitors across the country waive their fee for writing a will and instead ask their clients to make a donation to Will Aid.

Probate fees face hike under Government plans

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | News

Probate fees could rise from £155 to £20,000 for those in England and Wales who die with large estates, under plans announced by the Government.

Will they, won't they - most UK adults risk dying intestate

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | News

Most adults in the UK have not written a will, including three-quarters of people in their thirties.

Poor will planning could cost your loved ones nearly £10k

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | News

Nearly a third of people (31%) have had difficulty in finding a family member's assets bequeathed to them in a will, and they could be missing out on £9,700 each on average.

How to leave a secure legacy

Monday, 19 November 2012 | Article

Although we spend all our lives building and protecting our wealth, a staggering 60% of us don't have a will in place to ensure our assets are passed to our loved ones when we die.

Planning rules relaxed

Friday, 07 September 2012 | News

Homeowners will be allowed to make improvements and extensions to their properties without planning consent, under a new government scheme.

Put your mind at ease by writing a rock-solid will

Friday, 03 August 2012 | Article

The late Stieg Larsson is probably most well-known for his best-selling Millennium Trilogy about Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo.