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    News Category: Probate

    • 13 August 2021

      Wills and Shared Assets Q&A

      It is essential to have a Will for several reasons and in particular because you can ensure your interests are protected. Read more

    • 13 May 2021

      Dying Matters Awareness Week

      This week has marked ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week’.  The campaign encourages organisations, individuals, and partners to open the conversation around dying, death and bereavement.  The Covid pandemic prompted many families to discuss their later life plans, to ensure that loved ones would be looked after when they die, however, research from the Law Society found that just 29% of those surveyed had an up-to-date Will. Read more

    • 8 June 2020

      Lockdown Diaries: personal development and a new way of working

      In the first of our series of Lawyer lockdown diaries, Steeles Law Private Client Solicitor reviews what the 12 weeks of working in lockdown has meant to her and her clients. Read more

    • 15 May 2020

      End of life wishes

      Whilst many of us know the importance of having a Will in place, many do not think about making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), which is equally as important as a Will, particularly if you have specific wishes about end of life treatment. Read more

    • 11 May 2020

      Dying Matters Awareness Week

      Today is the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week and the aim is to raise awareness of the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement. Read more

    • 24 April 2020

      The Coronavirus Act 2020 – impact on registration of deaths

      Prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, deaths had to be registered in person at the local Register Office and the person (the informant) registering the death must have signed the certificate in the presence of the Registrar. However, with the current lockdown measures in place and registration offices now closed to the public until further notice, this is no longer possible. Read more

    • 6 April 2020

      Private Client and Grants of Probate update

      This article provides an update from the Private Client team focusing on making a Will during Covid-19 and the changes to the application process to obtain a Grant of Probate. Read more

    • 2 April 2020

      Coronavirus: Wills and Probate Frequently Asked Questions

      During these uncertain times of Covid-19, many people are wondering how they can make a Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney. 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