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Probate Fees Set To Increase

11th February 2019 | Wills & Probate

You may have heard on the news that the Government is yet again returning to the question of increasing probate fees. On 7 February 2019, the House of Commons Delegated Legislation Committee voted to progress these changes – so what are the new fees going to be? And when are they going to be introduced?  Should you be applying for probate now? While the changes are yet to be approved by the House of Commons and a date for that has not yet been announced, the proposed changes will...


Point of Interest – Ownership of the Immovable Property Outside the Jurisdiction of England, Wales and the European Union

11th February 2019 | Property

We wanted to share an interesting question that we have been asked about property (land and buildings) owned outside the jurisdiction of England, Wales and the European Union. The specific question arose with regard to the inheritance of property in Egypt and it underlines the need to take clear legal advice from a lawyer qualified in the jurisdiction in the country where property is situated. Apparently, in Egypt, there is an entirely different set of rules from those in England and...