Wills & Probate

27/08/2019 0 comments 158 views

Every year, around 1 in 3 people die without making a will.  Where a person dies without making a will, their assets are shared out according to the rules of...
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17/05/2019 0 comments 205 views

The latest figures reveal that inheritance disputes heard in the High Court have risen by over 50% since 2018.  One of the main reasons for this appears to be the...
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30/04/2019 0 comments 404 views

Every year in May, Dying Matters host a Dying Matters Awareness Week, which reminds us all of the importance of thinking about the sensitive subjects of dying, death and bereavement....
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29/04/2019 0 comments 442 views

The latest figures reveal that only 59% of people in the UK have written a Will. Out of those people, 6% have made a Do it Yourself Will (DIY Wills)....
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20/04/2019 0 comments 714 views

Most people are aware of the importance of making a will, and that a correctly executed will is a legally binding document.  A letter of wishes, which is a confidential...
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08/04/2019 0 comments 657 views

It is estimated that over a quarter of Wills in the UK are out of date. If you have already made a Will, but have not reviewed it recently, then...
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27/03/2019 0 comments 530 views

One of the easiest ways to avoid inheritance tax on your estate is to give away assets while you are still alive.  However, there are limits on the amounts that...
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22/02/2019 0 comments 694 views

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)? A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document in which you authorise a chosen person or persons (attorneys) to make...
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11/02/2019 0 comments 427 views

Congratulations to Nerina Farmer, Director at Ringrose Law, who has recently been appointed to the Head of Wills & Probate for the firm. Nerina has been a Director of the...
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08/11/2018 0 comments 838 views

Earlier this week, the Government announced an increase in probate fees. From April 2019, In England and Wales, probate fees – the charge paid for obtaining a Grant of Probate or...
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