27.7.2020 | Jan Atkinson

Video-witnessed wills

Over the weekend the government announced plans to introduce legislation that will allow wills to be witnessed remotely via video. ...

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22.7.2020 | Jan Atkinson

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...

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2.7.2020 | Jan Atkinson

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...

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23.6.2020 | Jan Atkinson

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...

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10.6.2020 | Jan Atkinson

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...

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20.4.2020 | Jan Atkinson

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...

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29.1.2020 | Jan Atkinson

New landmark set in the Time Provision for...

In the judgment of the case of Thakare v Bhusate [2020] EWHC 52 (Ch) handed down recently, the High Court upheld a...

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22.10.2019 | Jan Atkinson

Property abroad? Beware of forced heirship rules

Whether it’s a holiday home, an investment property or a place you want to retire to, if you own...

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19.7.2019 | Jan Atkinson

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...

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25.3.2019 | Jan Atkinson

Cross Border Issues – Wills and Succession

An increasing number of individuals have connections with more than one jurisdiction. Conflicting rules can significantly affect their estate planning...

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