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Kings Court Trust

Kings Court Trust is an award-winning probate and estate administration provider that support families at the difficult time of losing a loved one. Our tax and legal teams have the expertise to advise on any situation. We are committed to offering families a great service for a fair price which is why we work on a fixed fee basis so they know exactly what our service will cost from the outset.

Recent Posts

2023 in review

on Dec 7, 2023 9:17:19 AM By | Kings Court Trust |
Throughout 2023, there were a number of legal industry updates and news stories that affected the Wills and probate sector. We’ve summarised some of the key changes and the ongoing discussions that could affect professionals and their clients in 2024.
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Why are Financial Advisers worried about intergenerational wealth transfer?

on Feb 27, 2023 3:36:18 PM By | Kings Court Trust |
Intergenerational wealth transfers, either in the form of inheritance after death or via gift transfers, are continually increasing.
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20 reasons to work in partnership with Kings Court Trust

on Aug 25, 2022 10:48:30 AM By | Kings Court Trust |
Kings Court Trust is celebrating its 20th anniversary since being founded in 2002. 20 years on, we are proud to be the UK's leading specialist estate administration provider and work in partnership with hundreds of Will Writers, Financial Advisers, Estate Planners, and Funeral Directors to provide our award-winning probate and estate administration services to their clients.
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Why Financial Advisers should speak to clients about intergenerational wealth transfer

on Mar 10, 2022 11:23:40 AM By | Kings Court Trust |
The number of inheritances and financial gifts taking place each year in the UK is increasing and predicted to continue to grow substantially. This is due in part to the ageing population and increasing wealth. HM Revenue & Customs collected £5 billion in Inheritance Tax (IHT) in January 2022, which is up by £700 million from the same period a year earlier. The rise in IHT receipts is likely due to increases in wealth, including higher property prices, as well as the rise in inflation.
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A customer-first strategy: Providing practical and impartial advice for bereaved families

on Feb 14, 2022 3:40:03 PM By | Kings Court Trust |
A customer-first strategy is crucial in most businesses. Not only does it help nurture clients in a way that meets their needs and exceeds expectations, but it is also the result of a corporate culture that fosters loyalty, value, and win-win relationships between a business and its customers. In the bereavement sector, this approach is arguably even more important. Whether you’re providing funeral services, drafting Wills, or offering an estate administration service, client relationships need to be handled sensitively and with the utmost respect.
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Research reveals the intergenerational wealth transfer opportunity for financial advisers

on Feb 14, 2022 1:44:00 PM By | Kings Court Trust |
Our ‘Wealth Transfer in the UK: the continuing story of the inheritance economy’ research paper, provides new insights into an area of growing importance to the UK economy – intergenerational wealth transfers. It follows on from our first Inheritance Economy research paper, ‘Passing on the Pounds’, which identified that £5.5 trillion will pass between generations within the next 30 years. This amount of inheritance is unprecedented and raises both opportunities and threats for the financial services industry.
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HMCTS changes: Inheritance Tax reporting for excepted estates

on Jan 26, 2022 1:19:16 PM By | Kings Court Trust |
HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has recently changed the Inheritance Tax (IHT) reporting requirements for excepted estates. The amendment made under The Inheritance Tax (Delivery of Accounts) (Excepted Estates) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 applies to all deaths on or after 1 January 2022.
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Ministry of Justice extends virtual Will witnessing legislation

on Jan 20, 2022 10:17:07 AM By | Kings Court Trust |
The legislation, which was first passed in 2020, that allows for Wills to be witnessed via virtual means in England and Wales due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended until January 2024. Though the amendment was originally due to end 31 January 2022, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has deemed it necessary to remain in place, as many continue to isolate.
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A look back at 2021

on Dec 2, 2021 10:40:43 AM By | Kings Court Trust |
A year ago, we reflected on one of the most unpredictable and uncertain years in our lifetimes due to the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Looking back, most industry news and headlines directly, or indirectly, mentioned the pandemic and the impact it had on our professional and personal lives.
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