Could the rise in number of unmarried couples be linked to increased Will disputes?

The Office of National Statistics has reported that there has been a 33% rise in the number of unmarried couples since 2005...

96% of executors are unaware of their legal liability

Recent research has shown that while six million people have experience of acting as the executor of a Will, just 4% realise..

Cost of funerals driving families into debt

A report from the Work and Pensions Committee is urging an overhaul of the funeral support system with even the most basic..

Kings Court Trust’s response to the planned reform of Grant of Probate fees

Tomorrow is the deadline for companies and individuals to respond to the consultation to reform Grant of Probate fees.

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..

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..

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..

Charities to appeal decision in Ilott inheritance case

Three animal welfare charities have mounted an appeal to challenge a judge’s decision which allowed a woman’s estranged..

Grieving families face significant rise in probate fees

Government proposals unveiled this week could result in a hundredfold increase in probate fees for some families, reports The..