HMCTS introduces new forms for probate professionals

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) last week introduced new grant of representation application forms for legal professionals. The…

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Chilean president’s Welsh links undone by genealogy

UK government plans to present former Chilean President Patricio Aylwin with a family tree showing his Welsh roots were derailed…

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Son spends three times his inheritance in unsuccessful challenge to will

The son of a former law lord has spent three times his inheritance on a failed bid to win a…

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Coronavirus crisis drives surge in demand for will-writing advice

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a sharp rise in demand for advice on will writing, life insurance and inheritance tax…

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Britain’s courts turn to technology for lockdown solutions

Britain’s courts are looking to video calls to provide a solution as the coronavirus lockdown gathers pace. Her Majesty’s Courts…

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Statement on COVID-19

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Whilst we are striving to run our operations largely as normal, the safety of our staff and clients is our…

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Charities call for government help as fundraising events cancelled

The cancellation of hundreds of fundraising events as a result of the coronavirus could undermine charities’ ability to support vulnerable…

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Cash found in abandoned safe donated to Suffolk charities

A large amount of cash, discovered in an abandoned safe by a scrap metal dealer, has been donated to charity…

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Spanish king declines “future personal inheritance”

Spain’s King Felipe VI has said he won’t be accepting any future personal inheritance from his father. Former King Juan…

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Charity calls for decisive action to house the homeless

Shortages of affordable housing are forcing local authorities to leave people homeless, according to a recent report form a leading…

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Arctic Convoy memorial event appeals for veterans and families

A memorial event is due to be held in Scotland on 16 May to remember those who took part in…

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Church of England unveils ambitious online records project

Photos and maps of tens of millions of graves and related burial records will be searchable online within the next…

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Illegal metal detecting is stealing the nation’s past, English Heritage warns

Illegal metal detecting at historic sites is on the rise, according to a report from English Heritage. The conservation charity…

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Email fraud gang jailed for £10m conveyancing scam

A group of fraudsters that hacked people’s email accounts as part of £10m conveyancing scam have been gaoled. The five…

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Plans to raise pension access age to 57 “under consideration”

People may have to wait until they are aged 57 to access their pension pots, under plans reportedly under consideration…

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Hollywood star Kirk Douglas left fortune to charity

Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, who died in February at the age of 103, left the majority of his fortune to…

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Government unveils plans to send more unclaimed assets to “good causes”

The government has launched a public consultation that is likely to lead to millions of pounds’ worth of unclaimed financial…

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Islamic faith marriages invalid under English law, court rules

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Islamic faith marriages are invalid under English law. The judgement overturns an earlier…

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Tax change prompts landlords to dump rental properties

  Around a quarter of Britain’s two million landlords are considering selling a property as the government removes tax relief…

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House clearance reveals £80,000 collection of gold coins

A Gloucestershire auctioneer has made a remarkable discovery while exploring a vacant cottage near Stroud. John Rolfe had not expected…

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