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…

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…

It is becoming ever more important for people to consider their digital assets, particularly when considering their Will. As such, The Society has been working with Safe 4 – information management in creating an online tool for both the Will Writer and their client. The tool, a Digital Inheritance Vault will provide a means of allowing the…