Solicitor struck off for “preying on vulnerable clients”

A solicitor has been struck off for writing wills that left him and his family sizeable legacies. The Solicitors Disciplinary…

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Remember A Charity Week marks 10th anniversary

Remember A Charity Week runs from 9 to 15 September 2019 this year. The initiative aims to encourage more people…

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Law Society clashes with government over probate delays

The Law Society has raised questions over the government’s explanation of ongoing delays to grant of probate applications. At the…

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Midlands probate registry becomes first to close

Birmingham District Probate Registry is due to shut its doors for the last time on Friday 30 August, becoming the…

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Bicentenary of the birth of Prince Albert

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Prince Albert (on August 26 1819). Prince of the German…

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War graves volunteers begin Eyes On, Hands On project

The first volunteers have begun to help with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Eyes On, Hands On initiative; designed…

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Call for entries for the National Paralegal Awards 2020

Applications are open for the National Paralegal Awards 2020; the premier event in the UK paralegal calendar, designed to recognise…

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Charity Commission targets cyber fraudsters

The Charity Commission has reported a number of cases of identity theft to Action Fraud, the national centre for cyber-crime….

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Historic gold medal goes to auction

The first-ever Olympic gold medal won by a British woman in an individual swimming event will go to auction later…

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Scots back plans to revitalise empty homes

The majority of Scots recognise the negative issues associated with long-term empty properties and agree that owners should be encouraged…

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Princess Diana’s brother likely to favour son in inheritance decision

Earl Spencer, the younger brother of Princess Diana, plans to leave his family’s Althorp estate to his son, rather than…

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Online legal services gaining ground, research reveals

People are increasingly embracing online legal services, but still appreciate face-to-face contact, according to a survey released this week (30…

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Cancer Research unveils free online will service

Cancer Research UK is offering a free online will service to those aged 55 and over, in conjunction with a…

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Lost village discovered in Scotland’s Glencoe

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a village linked to one of the most infamous episodes of Scottish history. The…

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Welsh statue for first female US senator

Plans have been unveiled to commemorate the first-ever female US senator in the Welsh town where she was born. The…

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Probate record costs tumble

The government has cut the price of ordering copies of probate records to £1.50 from £10. The documents, which reveal…

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