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Death Rate at Record Low - 2011 ONS Data

on Sep 3, 2012 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Industry News Market Changes
Latest data from the Office of National Statistics show mortality rates for 2011 at the lowest ever recorded. 9000 fewer deaths were registered in 2011 compared to 2010. Despite this decrease, probate lawyers and probate service firms are holding on to their market share.
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Cost of Dying Rose to a Record £7,248 Last Year

on Aug 28, 2012 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Funeral Industry News Market Changes
The Sun Life Direct “Cost of Dying Survey 2012” conducted in conjunction with the University of Bath is due to be published next month.  Jennifer Wilcox of Kings Court Trust has a look at last year's survey in advance of the latest findings.
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Rising Interest In Becoming a Scottish ABS

on Aug 16, 2012 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Industry News Market Changes Regulation
The Law Society of Scotland has stated that a growing number of Scottish legal practices, both small and large, are keen to gain the status of Alternative Business Structure (ABS), although rules for conversion to the new business model are yet to be fleshed out.
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Testing the Waters

Reserving probate and estate administration services will cause ripples in the marketplace, but ABSs will make more waves.
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