Inheritance tax reclaims hit a six-year high in 2020

Data released by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request made by financial advisers NFU Mutual to HMRC has revealed that…

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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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Birmingham City Council calls on residents to report empty homes

Birmingham City Council’s Empty Homes team has revealed the transformation of some of its previously-derelict properties, amid the city’s housing…

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Action on Empty Homes calls for national strategy for housing crisis

Housing campaign group Action on Empty Homes is urging the UK Government to establish a National Empty Homes Strategy to…

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Which? survey: banks are failing bereaved families in probate process

A new survey by Which? has found that the pandemic is putting major pressure on banks’ bereavement services, leading to…

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England extends ban on bailiff-enforced evictions until end of March

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that the ban will remain in place for all but the most serious cases…

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Irish Court of Appeal upholds €1.08m home-made will

The last will of Mary Philomena Maureen McEnroe (otherwise Maureen McEnroe) who left an estate with a net value of…

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£100m funding boost to support police and victims of crime during Covid-19

The UK Government has released new funding, aiming at helping the victims of rape and domestic abuse, and to support…

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Contentious probate claims on the rise, but delays abound

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a ‘marked increase’ in the number of claims being brought against estates and in…

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Brexit Deal making life ‘clunky’ for lawyers, says Law Society President

The president of the Law Society of England and Wales, David Greene, has said Brexit has led to a ‘much…

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SEHP warning to prevent empty homes in Scotland becoming visual legacy of Covid-19

The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has warned that crumbling bricks, broken windows and overgrown gardens of empty homes across…

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Empty Homes Network announces full speaker lineup for Annual Conference

The Empty Homes Network (EHN) has announced the full list of confirmed speakers for its first virtual Annual Conference, to be held on Thursday 27th May, 2021.

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Trafford Council right to refuse development over affordable housing, say planners

A planning inspector has backed Trafford Council’s decision to refuse permission for a new development on the grounds it offered…

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Former Manor House approved for homeless accommodation development in Bradford

Bradford Council has approved a plan to turn a former manor house and convent into a social housing development to…

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Call for Scottish estate law change after pensioner cuts step children out of £600k will

    A Perthshire pensioner has left her step family “devastated” after she cut them out of her will and…

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Coca-Cola ‘demands results’ over diversity in US Legal Partners

Global drinks business Coca-Cola has become the latest company to threaten to withhold fees from law firms that fail to…

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Rising levels of anxiety among law profession, charity report finds

  The number of legal professionals contacting independent charity LawCare for emotional support rose by 9% in 2020, according to…

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Families paying £1.2 billion in needless Inheritance Tax due to ‘liquid wealth’

New research by Weatherbys Private Bank has revealed that wealthy families could be hit with an unnecessary inheritance tax (IHT)…

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Return to ‘wartime juries’ until the end of the pandemic?

Shadow justice secretary David Lammy has repeated Labour’s recent calls to reduce jury sizes from 12 members to seven, to…

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Fraser and Fraser nominated for Scottish Empty Homes Partnership Ceremony Award

Fraser and Fraser is proud to be a finalist in this year’s Scottish Empty Homes Partnership 10th Annual Conference Awards…

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