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Funding of Probate disputes
Probate disputes can be very expensive and clients often find it difficult to find the money to cover their legal...Read more
Worldwide Probate Dispute
The deceased died in Ireland leaving very considerable wealth and assets all over the world, including England, but without leaving...Read more
Ad Colligenda Grant
This is an estate administration where our client has been appointed by the court to administer the estate but is...Read more
Dispute with an estate worth £2m
Osbornes Law were appointed independent administrator in this contentious probate dispute, with an estate worth around £2m. The deceased was...Read more
Contentious Probate Claim Regarding £21.5million Estate
The death of one of the shareholders of a family run business, and the contentious probate claim regarding his £21.5million...Read more
Controversy over validity of the will
Our client is the executor and one of three residuary beneficiaries of the estate of her late uncle. The will...Read more
US/UK cross border probate
Our probate lawyers were instructed by a US-based widow of her late husband’s £8 million English estate. As well as...Read more
Dispute over £8million estate administration
Osbornes Law acted for the only surviving adult child of the deceased, who died in her nineties having made several...Read more
Dealing with Debts as an Executor
It is a common misconception that a person’s debts die with them. After you die your debts become the...Read more
What is reasonable financial provision in 1975 Act claims?
The long running and high profile case of Ilott v Mitson  UKSC 17 has finally come to an end with the...Read more
Osbornes Ranked For Expertise in High Value Wills...
Jan Atkinson has been ranked as a leading lawyer, dealing with high-value private client disputes. The 2021 edition of the Chambers...Read more
Plan your Estate ahead of the Autumn Budget
The issue of Inheritance Tax made the headlines recently after the Chancellor of the Exchequer was reported to consider raising...Read more
Making a Will by video link
The Government has recently announced plans to allow for the witnessing of Wills and Codicils by video conferencing. This is...Read more
Left Out of A Will
I was left out of my mother’s last will and I am confident this was not her intention. What...Read more
Over the weekend the government announced plans to introduce legislation that will allow wills to be witnessed remotely via video. ...Read more
Transferring property to your children to avoid tax...
Transferring property to your children to avoid inheritance tax may appear to make financial sense but lawyers warn there are...Read more
Probate Applications – the latest on turnaround times
Until around 18 months ago, the turnaround time for grant of probate applications could be as little as 5 to 7 days if...Read more
Jan Atkinson, senior partner writes on personal financial...
Our Head of Wills, Probate and Estate Management at Osbornes Law has contributed to a special Finance Supplement on ‘Dealing...Read more
How to ensure money left in your will...
The coronavirus crisis has seen the public rally around the NHS which has benefitted from considerable fundraising efforts and donations...Read more
Jan Atkinson, Head of Wills, Probate and Estate...
The Sunday Times newspaper article. 19th April 2020, headlined “More families going to war over wills” provided an insight on recent...Read more
New landmark set in the Time Provision for...
In the judgment of the case of Thakare v Bhusate  EWHC 52 (Ch) handed down recently, the High Court upheld a...Read more
Delayed Introduction of Guardianship Legislation
The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 comes into force on 31 July 2019. This is a full 27 Months after the bill was given...Read more
Estate Planning With International Assets
As more of us become internationally mobile, it’s increasingly common to own assets abroad. Yet lawyers say many people...Read more
Treasury collecting millions when no will has been...
Bona Vacantia is Latin for ‘ownerless goods’. Under a combination of common law and statute dating back to the Middle...Read more