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Probate prices in the South East - how do they compare with elsewhere in the UK?

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Years ago when family were having to deal with the sad task of getting probate and administering the estate of a loved one who had passed away, they would often use a local solicitor. That is no longer necessary and may not be the best thing to do for...

Probate prices in London - how do they compare?

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Years ago when family were having to deal with the sad task of getting probate and administering the estate of a loved one who had passed away, they would often use a local solicitor. That is no longer necessary and may not be the best thing to do for...

Court of Protection Finance Deputyships - why it may make sense for a local authority to instruct external solicitors

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This article examines the arguments for and against a local authority instructing external solicitors to apply for a deputyships in respect of service users . It is informed by issues rightly raised by APAD (The Association of Public Authority...

Reform of Inheritance Tax

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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Inheritance Tax and Intergenerational Fairness (APPG) reported in January 2020 with some radical proposals for reform of Inheritance Tax (IHT). The group was set up to facilitate methods of reform to deal with...

How to pay for legal fees

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Legal aid Due to cuts by various governments legal aid is now no longer as widely available as it used to be. There are large areas of law which simply do not qualify for legal aid at all, such as business disputes, most money...

Do cats cause accidents?

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Many of us may be infected by a parasite which lives in cats but can be passed onto humans and could be responsible for accidents. The parasite lives in the guts of cats but is often picked up by humans when, for example, they come into contact with soil...