6.7.2021 | Jenny Walsh Beware of setting up unnecessary trusts...

Parents making a will should beware of setting up unnecessary trusts for their children which could see them paying more...

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12.5.2021 | Katie de Swarte Writing a will stops loved ones...

An estimated 59% of the UK population have not made a will, so when one half of a couple dies unexpectedly,...

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14.4.2021 Osbornes Shortlisted as Probate Law Firm...

Osbornes have been shortlisted as finalists for an award at the 2021 ‘UK Probate Research Awards’. The firm has been shortlisted...

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18.3.2021 How to have your will witnessed...

Covid-19 has put paid to normal routine and practice across most spheres of our lives. Even long-held legal procedures have...

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27.11.2020 | Katie de Swarte LPAs: How to prevent a loved...

Record numbers of us are entrusting our finances to loved ones, with over 800,000 Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) registered a...

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9.10.2020 | Suzanna Baker Vigilance needed to protect those vulnerable...

The coronavirus pandemic has left many elderly and vulnerable people increasingly isolated due to social distancing, shielding and restrictions on...

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25.9.2020 | Jan Atkinson 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...

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25.9.2020 | Jan Atkinson Plan your Estate ahead of the...

The issue of Inheritance Tax made the headlines recently after the Chancellor of the Exchequer was reported to consider raising...

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2.9.2020 | Jan Atkinson I was left out of my...

Whilst testators in England and Wales are able to leave their estate to whoever they wish, we are often approached...

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12.8.2020 | Katie de Swarte Dealing with a Contentious Probate Claim

Many people do not know what a contentious probate claim is until they have become embroiled in one. The root...

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