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Landmark Ilott ruling may boost demand for professional Will writing

Following on from the recent and well publicised Ilott case, the Financial Times reports that the ruling highlights the powers at the disposal of the courts to overrule Wills.
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Cost of Wills Due to Decrease Significantly

A recent article published in The Telegraph caught our eye the other day, as it discussed the recently announced changes to probate law – changes meaning that accountants are now able to offer probate services as of this month. This means that the cost of managing someone's estate is expected to fall sharply in the coming weeks, as more and more accountants become able to offer the service to the public at a cheaper cost than solicitors.
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Plans to Increase SRA's Fining Powers Scrapped

Here at KCT we were very interested in the recent breaking news from the sector that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has altered its plans to dramatically increase internal powers to fine 'traditional' law firms and solicitors – as reported by both LegalFutures.co.uk and the Law Gazette.
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Law Society Enjoys 65th Year of Legal Aid

on Jul 31, 2014 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Industry News Legal Aid The Law Society
Law Society announced it had been providing the public with legal aid for 65 years.
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