24.07.19

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 »

09.07.19

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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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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Welcome to The Probate Practice blog

Welcome to The Probate Practice’s blog – a place where we will keep you up to date with Probate news, links to helpful sites when dealing with a bereavement and the latest press articles relating to Probate. Please feel free … Find out more »

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