June 2019 | Curtis Parkinson

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Coronavirus – COVID-19: Whilst our offices remain closed, all our staff are working and our telephones are fully operational. We’re also offering meetings via video for advice on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney or Probate and 'Drive In' appointments for Notorial services. As ever, please contact us if you have any queries. More >>

Continued Delays in Probate Applications

Despite announcing that they issued 960 grants in a single day in May, the new online probate application process, introduced by the HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in March 2019, continues to wreak havoc. Historically, the application process took between two to six weeks. But teething problems with the new software have meant the…

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Divorce, Remarriage and Inheritance Issues.

Modern relationships can be complicated. Divorce and re-marriage are commonplace. As your personal circumstances change, so too should your Will. It’s very important your Will truly reflects your wishes and beneficiaries receive what you want them to. So, we thought it might be useful to briefly look at how marriage, separation and divorce can affect…

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Implications of Serious Probate Registry Delays

At the start of 2019, a new £1bn online service was unveiled by the government. This was aimed at streamlining the probate application process and reducing stress on families. But not everything has gone to plan. Bereaved families have suffered lengthy delays, leaving them in financial limbo. Reports of up to six weeks at HMRC…

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