Back to Basics – Property Protection Trust
Back to Basics – Property Protection Trust
Property Protection Trusts (PPTs) are by far one of the most common types of trusts included in wills.
SWW Technical Advice
SWW Technical Advice
This article looks at who can access the Society's technical advice service, how to access it, as well as what the team can advise on.
Back to Basics – Discretionary Trusts
Back to Basics – Discretionary Trusts
In this article we will look at what a Discretionary Trust is and what the benefits of using this type of trust are.
The Role of a Trustee
The Role of a Trustee
In this article we look at the role of a trustee, including age conditions, responsibilities and how to choose a trustee.
Secure email and electronic signatures – without leaving your email
Secure email and electronic signatures – without leaving your email
Many will writers and estate planners around the UK are still handling client contracts with traditional paper based documentation.
Video Witnessing of Wills Legalised
Video Witnessing of Wills Legalised
We are able to report that The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has formally announced that Wills witnessed via video are to be made legal.
Video witnessing of wills expected to be legalised
Video witnessing of wills expected to be legalised
the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is expected to announce later this week that the video witnessing of wills is soon to become legal.
Covid-19: Avoid the Temptation of a DIY Will
Covid-19: Avoid the Temptation of a DIY Will
We look at what you can do to make sure you can still have a professionally drafted will put in place even during these times of social distancing.
When does a Will ‘speak’ from?
When does a Will ‘speak’ from?
The construction of a will can alter the date from which it ‘speaks’. The rules differ depending on whether we are talking about subject matter or objects.
Can an executor be removed?
Can an executor be removed?
Executors have a legal duty to administer the deceased’s estate. So, what happens if an executor is failing in this duty?

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