Increase in Will disputes attributed to rising property prices

It has been reported that the increase in the number of children involved in inheritance disputes has been fuelled by rising..

Changes to Succession Law in Scotland could have big impact on inheritances

Further proposals by the Scottish Law Commission (SLC) as part of a two-stage consultation on reform of Succession Law could..

Inter-generational wealth transfer – Are US advisers ahead of the game?

In the US, the term ‘inter-generational wealth transfer’ has been commonly used in financial advice circles for many years...

A fifth of Britons haven’t written a Will because they don’t feel wealthy enough

Reports suggest that around a fifth of people think they are not wealthy enough to leave a Will, even though the average..

Increased probate fees – A ‘stealth’ tax on the wealthy?

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published a consultation paper with the view to reform probate fees by..

Why is the cost of death rising?

Recent research has shown that the cost of death is soaring, with funerals becoming more expensive than ever before.  

Kings Court Trust’s fixed price estate administration service could save bereaved families up to 15%

A report on the cost of dying has highlighted that a bereaved family will spend £3,000 on average when hiring a legal..

The majority of the population wants financial advice to deal with their retirement

Recent research has shown that 86% of the population wants financial advice to help them prepare for their retirement,..

Millions of Brits banking on inheritance windfalls

Recent research shows that millions of Brits are relying on their inheritance to provide them with financial security, with..