Inheritance Tax is too complicated. It needs to be simplified

Inheritance Tax (IHT) has been described as ‘fiendishly complex’. A new report by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) offers 11 recommendations for simplifying it. When even the chancellor describes a tax as “particularly complex”, it’s a sure sign it … Find out more »


Step-sisters’ inheritance hangs on whose parent died first

Which of two step-sisters receives a £300,000 inheritance rests on a judge’s opinion of whose parent died first, in a cautionary tale for parents yet to draft a Will. In October 2016, John Scarle, 79, and Ann Scarle, 69, both … Find out more »

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September press

Please click on the links below to read the latest press pieces for The Probate Practice. The Probate Practice press piece Ham & High Sept Jewish Chronicle Probate Practice Press Piece

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Duties of an Executor

The duties of an Executor are extensive and it is therefore important to think carefully about who would be best placed to act as an Executor to your Will.  We have put together a simplified list below in order to guide you … Find out more »

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Shocking Probate News

We were shocked to learn of a recent case where probate took over 19 years to be obtained, and that during this time two of the executors had passed away. The importance of appointing an appropriate firm to deal with … Find out more »

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