High Court rules paralegal’s error wrongly disinherited sons

The England and Wales High Court has found in favour of Timothy Mundil-Williams, that a will executed by his late father…

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Oldham council calls for empty homes to purchase

Oldham Council is working in partnership with Homes England, to buy empty Oldham homes and bring them back into use….

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Coventry empty homes tally doubles in just 18 months

The number of empty homes in Coventry has risen sharply to more than 3,000 in just 18 months, partially as…

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JD Sports heir widow seeks to avoid £300k inheritance tax bill

The widow of Tom Makin, heir to the JD Sports empire who died in 2019, is seeking to rescind the…

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Six million people fear homelessness in England, due to Covid-19

New research has revealed that one in seven adults in England, the equivalent of six million people, is concerned about…

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Covid-19 pandemic worsening lawyers’ trauma, says new book

The Covid-19 pandemic, along with cuts to legal aid, has added greatly to the emotional trauma of lawyers, the authors…

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Census 2021: How taking the census has changed since 1801

The Times has produced a remarkable visual guide to the history of the census, demonstrating how the information gathering process…

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Birmingham City Council to double council tax on empty properties

The council has announced its intention to introduce the premium tax on homes that have been sitting empty for more…

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High Court case highlights challenges of intestacy

A national law firm has analysed a recent High Court case to examine what can happen when a will does…

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Market research shows gender gap in estate planning is closing

The latest market industry analysis suggests there has been a recent rise in the number of women asking professionals to…

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Derby City Council to spend over £500k on compulsory purchase orders for problem houses

Four houses which are blighting their neighbourhoods are set to be compulsorily purchased by Derby City Council at a cost…

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2021 Census is a window into our past, as well as our future

With the 2021 Census coming on March 21, the opportunity remains to learn more about our history, as well as…

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£10.5m deal to revamp abandoned Leicestershire estate

Leicestershire City Council has completed the multi-million pound purchase of 174 former nurses’ homes to create social housing. The properties…

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Budget 2021: Inheritance Tax frozen until 2026

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that there will be no rises in inheritance tax until 2026, in the March Budget….

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First time ‘digital-first’ census starts 21 March

The 2021 census starts on March 21, and will be ‘digital-first’ for the first time

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Covid-19 confirmed in 95 courts in less than one month

Figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that HM Courts & Tribunals Service received reports of confirmed Covid-19 cases…

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Southwark sees 600% jump in empty homes in 2020

New figures released by the Home Office have revealed a sharp increase in the number of empty properties across Southwark…

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Lawyers warn of the risks of DIY wills

A law firm has launched a national campaign to warn people of the pitfalls of making a DIY will without…

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Homes England acquires sites to build over 800 homes in Harrogate

The government’s body for funding new affordable housing in England has bought two development sites in Harrogate, with the intention…

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UK Census 2021: Two new questions on gender identity and sexuality for the first time

The 2021 census will officially record gender identity and sexuality for the first time in its 220-year history. Two new…

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