Landlords call for housing court reforms

Private landlords have added their voice to calls for the creation of a dedicated, properly funded housing court to tackle…

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Naming a baby: what’s allowed and what isn’t

The recent Royal announcement regarding Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is a reminder that parents in the UK don’t have to follow…

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Probate delays threaten property deals

Delays to probate applications are in danger of undermining property transactions, as people try to complete their paperwork prior to…

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Running to raise funds for Air Ambulance Charity

Among the thousands of people taking part in the 2019 Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k was Nick Howitt, one of Fraser…

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Dealing with estates with foreign assets

Sara Janion, Managing Director, of Worldwide Lawyers – a UK based service connecting UK solicitors with foreign law firms – offers her advice on…

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Crossing continents

Finding the solution to a case that spanned three centuries and several countries proved particularly satisfying for the team at…

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Law Society calls for end of “legal aid deserts”

Almost 22 million people are living in “legal aid deserts”, where the local authority does not have a housing legal…

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Labour plans land-law change for house-building programme

A Labour government would introduce a new agency with powers to allow councils and developers to buy land at “near…

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Ministers announce end of no-fault evictions

The government is planning substantial changes to tenants’ rights by bringing to an end so-called “no-fault evictions”. In what they…

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Government sets sights on regional probate registries

Regional probate registries are facing the axe under Ministry of Justice plans to consolidate the service. Ministers say this will…

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More and More People Challenging Wills

  People in Southampton are the most likely to contest a will if they feel a loved one’s assets have…

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Fraser and Fraser crowned Paralegal Business of the Year

Fraser and Fraser has scooped the prestigious Paralegal Business of the Year Award at the National Paralegal Awards 2019. The…

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Clarity needed in Inheritance Act rulings

Lawyers are calling for clarification in the wake of two recent rulings under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants)…

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Empty home numbers reach seven-year highs

There are currently more than 216,000 empty homes across England, according to figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities…

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When is the right time to refer a matter to the Government Legal Department?

Part of the role of the Government Legal Department (GLD) is to administer in favour of the Crown those estates…

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The Passive Probate Defence and Costs

This article is concerned with what might be described as the ‘passive probate defence’ contained in CPR 57.7(5), and more…

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