Rorke’s Drift medals to sell for £40,000-£50,000

Two medals awarded to one of the defenders of Rorke’s Drift will go on sale at London auction house Spink…

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New rules for reporting unnatural deaths

New laws will require doctors to report any unnatural deaths, or those with no obvious cause, to the coroner. According…

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Supreme Court head highlights family change

Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, shared her thoughts on the changing nature of the family in a speech…

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Review recommends inheritance tax shake-up

The inheritance tax (IHT) system should be reformed and simplified, according to an independent review commissioned by Chancellor of the…

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Online probate system to be extended from 1 October

Solicitors and probate practitioners will be permitted to apply for probate online as of 1 October, according to a statutory…

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Labour Party considering Inheritance Tax shake-up

The Labour Party is looking into potentially reducing the Inheritance Tax threshold from £475,000 to £125,000 in a bid to…

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High court rules against father who failed to register son’s birth

A father who refused to register his son’s birth has lost a high court case. The London Borough of Tower…

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Finding the relatives of a First World War soldier

Fraser and Fraser has tracked down the relatives of a First World War soldier, following an appeal from a charity…

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Inheritance tax on the rise, despite May fall

Inheritance tax receipts continue their upward trend, despite a dip last month, according to data released by HM Revenue and…

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Step-sisters in High Court feud over inheritance

Two step-sisters are locked in a High Court battle over their inheritance following the death of an elderly couple.  …

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Overcharging probate solicitor struck off

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has struck off an experienced probate solicitor after he was found to have overcharged clients….

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Estate administrators must act as PPI deadline approaches

With the deadline for payment protection insurance (PPI) compensation claims rapidly approaching, executors and estate administrators have been warned they…

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Former solicitor jailed for forging wills

A former solicitor has been sentenced to jail for forging his clients’ wills. Speaking at Mold Crown Court, Judge Rhys…

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Dealing with challenging executors and beneficiaries

Gill Steel from LawSkills, offers her advice on the challenging issues and disputes between executors and beneficiaries. Why are there…

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Lawyer banned for forging client signature

A trainee solicitor has been banned from working in the profession without the permission of the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA)…

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The names inspired by the D-Day landings of 1944

As the D-Day commemorations take place today (6 June), spare a thought for those who were born on this date…

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