The Kings Court Trust Blog

Keeping you up-to-date with Wills, probate and estate administration industry news

Introducing our new guide for professionals: Understanding estate administration

on May 20, 2019 10:34:22 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration
Kings Court Trust are pleased to launch a brand new guide to help professionals understand estate administration.
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How Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) claims against estates may impact your business

on May 9, 2019 8:56:09 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration PPI claims
The deadline has now passed for individuals to reclaim Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). If you want to find out more about the current position of PPI claims against estates, please visit our latest blog post. On the 16th of April 2019, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) released a briefing note warning practitioners of an issue related to Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) claims against estates. If you’re involved in the administration of a deceased person’s estate, then this is an issue that you need to be aware of.
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Part 2: Understanding probate and estate administration

This is the second and final part of our ‘understanding probate and estate administration’ blog series. If you missed part one, you can read it here.
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Partner testimonial: "Reaching head and shoulders above the rest"

Kings Court Trust has administered close to 10,000 estates and distributed over £2 billion in inheritance. It’s a considerable amount, but there’s a family – your clients – behind every single estate. As we explain below, we work closely with our business partners to help their client's families, which in turn, helps them maintain and grow their business.
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Part 1: Understanding probate and estate administration

This is the first part of our ‘understanding probate and estate administration’ series. If you are looking for the second blog, you can read it here.
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Majority of people unaware of risks posed by DIY Wills

According to a YouGov survey, 96% of people who prepare their own Will say they do not need external advice, with 21% stating that fears over the cost of professional advice prompted them to do it themselves.
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Change in Scottish legislation could impact validity of Wills

Earlier this year the Scottish Parliament passed the final stage of the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016.  The Act means that any ex-spouse or civil partner will no longer be able to inherit under a Will following a divorce or dissolution, unless the Will makes specific provision for them.
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Rise in public awareness sees more LPAs granted

Recent data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by Today’s Wills and Probate has shown the number of lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) granted annually has tripled between 2010 and 2015.
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Rise in probate fees could see bereaved families struggle

A Ministry of Justice (MoJ) proposal will result in a sharp rise in probate fees and potentially significant cash flow problems for bereaved families, reports The Telegraph.
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