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    News Category: Contentious probate

    • 11 December 2018

      The pitfalls of dealing with complex estates as a lay executor

      Karen Bacon explains just a few of the tricky issues that probate presents that can mean It’s far from a DIY matter. Read more

    • 25 July 2018

      Q: I’ve got my own business as a sole trader – why would I need a Will?

      A: Even if your business is unlikely to continue in the event of your death, because it relies on your personal skills and expertise, chances are that you will still need Business Executors if you are still trading when you die. Read more

    • 18 October 2017

      Inheritance Tax – Passing on your wealth

      Death duty has been payable, in one form or another, for over 300 years but until comparatively recently, it was only of concern to the wealthiest in society. For example, following the introduction of estate duty in 1894 (the forerunner of the current inheritance tax), many landed estates were broken up, as landowners could not afford to pay the tax. Read more

    • 10 November 2016

      “Cremation or burial? Who decides?”

      On 2 November, the Catholic Church remembered and prayed for the dead on All Souls’ Day. Read more

    • 15 March 2016

      Cutting family ties: Ilott v Mitson

      We are often asked to prepare Wills by clients who do not wish their children to benefit from their death. This can be for a variety of reasons but it is usually because they have either fallen out, or have been estranged for some time. Read more

    • 12 May 2014

      Steeles Law calls on community to talk about dying

      Steeles Law is a supporter of Dying Matters Awareness Week (12-18 May 2014), which has been organised by the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement.  Read more

    • 10 May 2013

      Dying Matters Awareness Week

      Dying Matters Awareness Week is taking place between 13-19 May.  This yearly campaign seeks to raise awareness of end of life issues.  Angela Ireland, a Chartered Legal Executive in Steeles Law’s wills, probate and tax team, considers these issues. Read more

    • 1 May 2013

      Dying Matters Awareness event in Diss

      13-19 May 2013 is Dying Matters Awareness Week, a yearly campaign that seeks to raise awareness of end of life issues. 

      Steeles Law’s Diss office is taking part in a local event on Monday 13 May aimed at members of the public, care professionals and other organisations who share the common goal of supporting the changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement.

      Read more