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Wills Probate & Disputed Estates

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Government plans to increase Probate Fees

News article published on: 19th February 2019

The government is to press ahead with plans to substantially increase probate fees. Currently there is a flat fee of £215 if making a personal application or £155 if applying for a grant of probate through a solicitor. However, this will be replaced by a sliding scale of fees depending upon the value of the […]

ContrA Trusts in Litigation Conference

News article published on: 14th February 2019

Jan Atkinson, Head of Private Client at Osbornes, and Claire Andrews, Solicitor in Osbornes’ Family Department, attended the 2019 ContrA Trusts in Litigation Conference held in Athens on Valentine’s Day at the Hilton Hotel. 150 delegates from across the international Trusts and Family legal worlds were in attendance. This conference followed on from the very […]

Online Probate – When are Solicitors required?

News article published on: 31st January 2019

HM Courts and Tribunals Service has announced its expansion of the online probate application system, which is said to offer the public a simpler way of ‘doing probate’. However, a number of professionals have warned of their concerns of the system and reminded the public of situations of when it will still be necessary to […]

The Importance of Declarations of Trust

News article published on: 5th November 2018

The recent decision in the case of Culliford v Thorpe [2018] EWHC 426 (Ch) serves as a reminder to cohabiting unmarried couples of the importance of agreeing a declaration of trust where their interests in a property are shared. In this case a co-habiting couple, Mr C and Mr T agreed that a property which […]

Growth in the Number of Cases Fighting over Wills and Inheritance

News article published on: 5th November 2018

Increasing numbers of siblings, stepchildren and partners are contesting wills and inheritances in an effort to secure a share or bigger share of their family’s fortune. Ministry of Justice figures show the High Court considered 145 inheritance disputes in 2017, which though slightly down on the record number of 158 in 2016, is still three […]

Suzanna Baker Explains Court of Protection Applications to the BBC

News article published on: 24th September 2018

Private client lawyer and specialist Court of Protection lawyer, Suzanna Baker, recently spoke to the BBC concerning applications to ‘The Court of Protection’. The Court of Protection make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who lack the mental capacity to make such decisions. The Court are responsible for deciding whether someone has the […]

Osbornes Win “Law Firm of The Year”

News article published on: 23rd January 2018

Osbornes Law are delighted to announce that the firm has been awarded ‘Law Firm Of The Year’ at the 2017/18 Modern Law Awards. The awards, which are now in their fifth year, took place at The Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday 18th January 2018.  They celebrate entrepreneurship, market development, business management and best practice in […]

Mutual Wills – FAQs

News article published on: 13th November 2017

The High Court’s decision in the recent case of Legg and Burton v Burton [2017] has highlighted the issues surrounding the doctrine of mutual wills; the concept of which many people are unaware even exists. In light of this, we have answered some FAQs on mutual wills. What are mutual wills? Wills made by two […]

Osbornes Ranked As Leading Lawyers In The 2017 Chambers High Net Worth Guide

News article published on: 19th September 2017

Mark Freedman and Jan Atkinson have been ranked as leading lawyers in the Chambers High Net Worth 2017 guide. The guide lists and provides in-depth analysis on the leading lawyers and law firms acting for high net worth families and individuals. Jan, who is joint senior partner and head of private client at Osbornes is […]

Concerns over abuse of Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney

News article published on: 15th August 2017

Retired Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, Denzil Lush, has spoken on BBC Radio 4 of his concerns over abuse of Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney. He said that he would not create a Power of Attorney himself and instead prefers the concept of Deputyships which are accountable to the Court of Protection […]

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