Testamentary Freedom – or not?

Testamentary Freedom – or not?

The Supreme Court yesterday gave their final verdict on the case of Ilott v Mitson which has been running for over a decade having been batted backwards and forwards through the courts of this land. The case was one where an estranged daughter challenged her mother’s...
We all need to learn to talk about death

We all need to learn to talk about death

An article in the national press caught my attention last week as it highlighted how death seems to be the last taboo. Death has been sanitised as it has moved from home to hospital and it seems to be very much “out of sight, out of mind.”   The article also spoke...
Probate Grant Application Fee Increases

Probate Grant Application Fee Increases

Last year the Government consulted the public and profession on proposals to change its charging structure and increase the basic rate for basic probate applications by over 100%! Despite overwhelming negative responses to virtually all the proposals, the Ministry of...