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Video Will witnessing to be made legal in England and Wales

on 06-Aug-2020 10:43:45 By | Kings Court Trust |
As of September 2020, the Wills Act 1837 will be amended to allow the two Will witnesses to be virtually or physically present.
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The most peculiar Will requests

on 27-Aug-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Kings Court Trust firmly believes in the benefits of having a professional help draft a Will to ensure that everybody’s final wishes are made clear and carried out accurately. Drafting a Will and carefully considering what is to happen to our finances is not the most cheery of topics, but one that should be taken very seriously.
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DIY Wills "could cause family disputes" warns legal expert

on 26-Aug-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
When making a Will, many people choose to use a DIY kit or online template for a variety of reasons. Research shows that 37% of us thought it would be cheaper than going through a solicitor, whilst others thought it would be quicker to do it ourselves or didn’t want a stranger knowing their business.
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Ten of the strangest Wills of all time

on 25-Aug-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
According to the Guardian, less than half of UK adults have drawn up a Will, which leaves more than 26 million people with no formal instructions on how their assets should be distributed after their death.
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Landmark Ilott ruling may boost demand for professional Will writing

on 29-Jul-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
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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How a £90 Will from Barclays cost a woman half her father's house

on 19-Jun-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Barclays are being sued for hundreds of thousands of pounds by a woman who claims the bank’s Will writing service resulted in her losing a stake in her late father’s London home. Although the bank is contesting the reports, Telegraph Money have revealed that when the complaint was assessed by the Financial Ombudsman Service, the bank was found at fault so the complaint has been progressed to the High Court.
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What do our Wills say about us?

on 18-Jun-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
We appreciate that Wills are a personal and highly delicate matter, and not something to become subject to tabloid gossip. However, the Wills of numerous people – from the rich and famous to ordinary members of the public – are now available via the public record and have been subject to public scrutiny and intense interest. The Wills of the rich and famous, including Diana, Princess of Wales, Alan Turing and Winston Churchill, as well as the complicated Wills of ordinary members of the public can all be viewed by the general public.
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When William Herd died he left £300,000 but his only son never saw a penny: Why you must write a Will

on 25-Feb-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
We’re sure you were as equally shocked as we were to hear about this case today. Stuart Herd’s widowed father, William, remarried at 67. His son Stuart was delighted as he’d feared his father would live out the rest of his days alone, after the death of his wife, Freda, in 1986.
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Changes to Inheritance Law Encouraging Adults To Make A Will

on 02-Oct-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
As reported only yesterday by BBC News, recent changes to inheritance laws are encouraging more adults to make a will or update their existing one. The changes are the first significant ones to effect the Rules of Intestacy since they came into effect in 1925, and now declare that if a person dies without leaving a will and they are in a civil partnership or married, without children or other descendants, then their partner will receive 100% of the estate.
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