I had hoped that we would not see a return to the late nineties when low cost Wills, free Wills were rife within the profession. Unfortunately, we are seeing a resurgence of this practice, which is neither good news for the profession or the consumer as most clients who took these services believing they were…

With less than a months’ notice the Government have announced changes to the process of applying for probate in England & Wales. These changes are being brought into effect on the 27th November 2018 by The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2018). As this Statutory Instrument has been laid as a negative instrument it requires no…

Increased Probate Fees Scrapped   Earlier this year the Government announced plans to increase probate fees from 1 May 2017 by introducing a sliding scale of fees based on the value of the estate. Fees were due to rise from £215, or £155 if the application is made by a solicitor, up to a maximum…