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Posted 13 February, 2019 10:52:03
An Unknown Risk to the Estate?
Potentially unbeknown to a solicitor distributing an estate or who has already done so, people known to the deceased will undertake their own investigations if they feel something is untoward surrounding the way in which the estate is being, or was, distributed.

In 2018 there was an increase in the lay person using Certainty Will Search....
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Posted 11 February, 2019 10:35:41
26 Firms with One Thing in Common
Q. What do all the following firms have in common?

Ridley & Hall Legal Ltd • Myerson Solicitors LLP • RIAA Barker Gillette
• Shoosmiths LLP • Hill Dickinson LLP • Stephen Gisby & Co • TWM Solicitors LLP • Gard & Co • Anthony Gold Solicitors • Grant Saw Solicitors • Freeths
• Kitsons LLP • Hodge Jones & Allen • Gedye and Sons...
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Posted 06 February, 2019 13:01:05
2018 A Year in Review – The National Will Register
2018 signified over a decade of service provision to the Wills and Probate Profession by the National Will Register. It was another progressive year where the number of Wills registered again grew significantly and the amount of unknown Wills being discovered through a Certainty Will Search also increased and continued to provide unprecedented prot...
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Posted 22 January, 2019 11:46:58
"You cannot simply take the risk" says Elizabeth Middleton
It is not uncommon for a client to be in possession of a Will that they believe may not be the last Will written by the testator.

Elizabeth Middleton, Principle at Elizabeth Middleton Solicitors, comments: “As a firm we always advise our clients to perform a Certainty Will Search, you cannot simply take the risk especially when Certainty...
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Posted 07 January, 2019 14:33:48
Probate work, didn't bank on that!
Fiona Smith, Director at Carlsons Solicitors: “When our client brought in a Will for the deceased believing it to be the last Will, we discovered that it was an unsigned draft and therefore not valid. This meant that we needed to find out if there was a signed copy. The unsigned Will appointed a bank as executor of the Will so we decided to cont...
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Posted 04 January, 2019 16:01:58
Majority of grieving savers could be needlessly paying IHT
Article from Hannah Godfrey

Thousands of bereaved partners could be paying unnecessary tax on cash ISA savings inherited from loved ones, a freedom of information request has revealed.

Since 2015, married couples and civil partners have been entitled to an extra ISA allowance when their partner die...
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