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If a person dies without any known blood relatives and without leaving a Will, it is the Bona Vacantia division of the Treasury..

Treasury Doubles Income From Assets of People Dying Intestate

The value of assets owned by Britons who die intestate has nearly doubled in just a year, which means that the estates of more..

A High Court judge has ruled that the will of an 80-year-old woman, which left her inheritance to her closest friends, is invalid..

An estimated 60% of Scottish people who die each year have not written a Will, leaving behind a yet-to-be claimed pot of assets..

What to Do When Someone Dies: Do I Need a Probate Solicitor?

Managing the estate of someone who has died, otherwise known as probate, can be a daunting and upsetting time. Following the..

What Happens to your Estate When You Die Without a Will? Are the Rules Changing?

Although we are free to make a will so that, when we die, we can leave our assets to whoever we like, we are also free to die..

Storing Wills: Don't Spread Important Documents Around too Thinly

As part of its service, Kings Court Trust provides a safe, dry and secure Will storage facility.  Testators have a lot..

Although it can be risky, administering an estate is usually relatively straightforward to the experienced practitioner...