Wills and Estates News

  • Probate Fees to increase from 22nd April

    The Ministry of Justice has recently announced that Probate Court Fees are to increase with effect from the 22nd April 2014. The fee for the application of a Grant by a Solicitor is being increased from £45 to £155 and the cost of a personal application rises to £215. Read more ...

  • 100 not out

    With one in three babies born today likely to live to this milestone age, this is something more of us need to start planning for. Read more ...

  • Lasting power of attorney

    A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) is a legal document which allows you to appoint someone you trust to act on your behalf if or when you are unable to manage your own affairs. There are two types of LPA. Read more ...

  • Is probate always needed?

    We are often asked about when it is necessary to apply for probate, particularly where the estate is small with assets of less than £20,000. As a rule of thumb, all estates over £15,000 usually require probate. However, where there are a variety of investments, even a small estate can be relatively complex to administer. Read more ...