A Damaged Will – What are the Probate consquences?

A Damaged Will – What are the Probate consquences?

Very often we advise clients who have made their Wills to ensure that their documents are stored safely and securely. But what happens if a Will is damaged and what would the Probate Registry define as ‘interference’ with the Will? The reason the Probate Registry are...
Proposal to increase Probate fees in 2022

Proposal to increase Probate fees in 2022

The Ministry of Justice is looking to make probate fees more expensive, claiming that the current system operates at a loss and places an unfair burden on the taxpayer. A grant of probate is a document issued by the probate registry (part of the court service) which...
A good reason to provide Probate services to clients

A good reason to provide Probate services to clients

You may have had an occasion where unfortunately a client has passed away, or perhaps a client has been asked to be an executor but is not sure how to handle the Estate Admin or Probate. If this happens then supporting your client or their family members with the best...
Change to Probate fees due in April

Change to Probate fees due in April

From April probate fees are set to change from being a fixed fee to a sliding scale. Although the date is still yet to be set, the narrow vote was passed in February and will mean a change that many people will be unaware of. Currently, probate fees are paid upfront...