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New increase on Probate Court fees to hit UK families

The Ministry of Justice has now confirmed that the Government is pressing ahead with substantial increases in Probate Court fees.

This decision arises despite arguments against the move by The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Solicitors for the Elderly and the majority of respondents to the Government consultation process.

Will your family still benefit from the new Residential Nil Rate Band?

From 6 April this year the new Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) will allow an additional £100,000 of property to be passed, by your Will, to direct descendants alongside the current individual Inheritance Tax free allowance of £325,000. This raises the value of property that a couple can pass on death without incurring an Inheritance…

Linder Myers adds new trusts and estates solicitor in Manchester

Linder Myers has added a new trusts and estates solicitor in Manchester with the appointment of Charlotte Ashworth.

Joining from Burnley based Waddington and Son Solicitors, the new appointment boosts Linder Myers’ Manchester based team of trusts and estates specialists to 15. Charlotte Ashworth specialises in advising on wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and probate matters.

Linder Myers boosts its Lancashire team with new appointments

Linder Myers has boosted its team in Lancashire with the appointment of two new solicitors in its trusts & estates and commercial litigation departments.

Laura Hallett Lea joins as a commercial litigation solicitor from Marsden Rawsthorn. Laura specialises in all aspects of property litigation including commercial landlord and tenant disputes, commercial property disputes, residential tenant evictions and agricultural disputes. Mrs Lea is also a solicitor advocate.

Supporting high standards in Will preparation

In 2013 the Law Society expressed disappointment with the Government’s decision not to regulate Will writers. Rejecting advice from the Legal Services Board the decision led to fears that individuals would be at risk from ‘cowboy’ Will writers with little chance of redress should things go wrong. In response to Government calls for professional bodies…

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