Archive: February 2016

Probate Court Fees to Soar in England and Wales

24th February 2016

On 18th February 2016, proposals were set out to increase the charges which the Probate Court can make when processing applications for probate. Any charges are used to cover the £45m cost of the Probate Service, which the consultation proposals have classified as a service which is ‘unsustainable’ and... read more

Posted in: Inheritance Tax, News

Black Gold?

22nd February 2016

Everything over the last few months seems to have been attributed to the price of oil – which has been blamed for stockmarkets, inflation, Russia causing problems and even Iran giving up enriching plutonium. So what does the future look like for the black stuff? Prices may go lower... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News

Challenging a Will

17th February 2016

In theory, in England and Wales, we have complete freedom to leave all our hard-earned wealth to whoever we wish.  Regrettably however, we are as a nation becoming more litigious, and there are legal mechanisms in place to challenge Wills either on their basic validity or that the claimant... read more

Posted in: Estate Planning