Sir Ken Dodd's lasting legacy avoids Inheritance Tax

The comedy king of one-liners, Sir Ken Arthur Dodd OBE, left behind a truly remarkable legacy after his death on the 11th of..

The ongoing trend of leaving a digital legacy

By the end of this century, the number of dead people on the popular social media network, Facebook, is expected to outnumber..

HM Courts & Tribunals Service expands online probate application service

On 17th January 2019, HM Courts & Tribunals Service announced that their online service for probate applications would be..

Case study: The estate of Mrs J

Mrs J was widowed and lived in Birmingham. Mrs J left behind her two children (Jackie and Jim) and four grandchildren. At the..

Electronic dance musician, Avicii, left no plans for his £20 million estate

Musician, DJ and record producer, Avicii died on 20th April 2018 after reportedly taking his own life. The Swedish electronic..

2018 in review

This year has been a big year for government-related announcements, including proposed probate fee changes, civil partnerships..

The Office of Tax Simplification provides recommendations to simplify Inheritance Tax

We recently reported that an Inheritance Tax review was to be published by the end of this year, and the Office of Tax..

The government move forward with changes to probate fees

On the 5th of November 2018, an update on probate fees was provided by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Ministry..

Civil partnerships are set to be extended to mixed-sex couples

Theresa May has announced that all couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to enter into a civil partnership,..