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Should I transfer my house to my children?

This is a question that we are now frequently asked. With the possible introduction of significantly higher probate fees in May, it is likely that this will become an even more popular question.

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Probate Fee Petition

To deal with a person’s estate it is usually necessary to obtain a Grant of Probate where the estate exceeds £50,000 in value and it may be required for smaller estates in some circumstances. The current fee payable to obtain the Grant of Probate is £155 if the application is made through a solicitor, or £215 if made personally.

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The Inheritance Tax Rules are Changing

An increasing number of families are unknowingly facing an inheritance tax liability, as the older generations have accumulated wealth and property values have increased.

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Court considers correct approach to conflicting evidence (Fielding and another v Hunt (acting as liquidator of the Burnden Group Ltd))

Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: How should a court deal with conflicts between contemporaneous documents and the evidence of witnesses who have not been cross-examined? Nick Oliver, director and head of the insolvency and business turnaround team at Verisona Law, considers the Chancery Division’s approach in Fielding and another v Hunt, when hearing an appeal against a liquidator’s rejection of a proof of debt.

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Tribunal Pays Outs on the Increase

From 6th April 2017, the financial limits for awards made in employment tribunals and statuary payments will rise to record highs.

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Charities warned to stop using supporters' personal information for fundraising purposes

Two charities have this month, been fined large sums of money for what has become known as ‘Wealth Screening’. This involves passing the personal information of charity supporters on to third parties so that those third parties can then identify those considered to be wealthy enough to approach for more money.

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Working together to divorce

If your relationship does break down we will do our best to get you and your family through the divorce process in one piece.

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WYATT v VINCE: Revolution or Overreaction?

The news that five Supreme Court justices unanimously ruled that Ms Kathleen Wyatt can take legal action against her millionaire ex-husband, Mr Dale Wince, after they divorced 20 years ago, long before he made his fortune, has sent shockwaves through the legal profession.

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New laws for child custody and access arrangements

The Children and Families Act 2014 has established new laws and guidance to help decide where children should live or spend time if their parents have separated and are going through divorce. Here are the key points >>

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Divorce minus the Court

Divorce minus the Court

Arbitration is a faster, more flexible alternative to the Divorce Court – and it’s one that could save you thousands of pounds.

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