Month: March 2016


Executors Insurance Can Help Protect Lay Executors against Potentially Damaging

More and more people are choosing to execute wills without professional help but very few of us understand the unlimited and personal liability we face as an executor – particularly worrying when the High Court revealed that will disputes nearly doubled between 2013 and 2014, according to the Ministry of Justice. Guy Everington of Executors […]Read More


CLC to cut regulatory fees by 20% by November

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers have announced their intention to cut fees for those it regulated by a fifth with the changes set to come into effect at the beginning of November. The CLC recently announced plans to qualify probate practitioners and have been permitted to license probate practitioners since the Deregulation Act 2015 came […]Read More


Legal tech company ULS announces Will Writing Comparison venture

The parent company of comparison services eConveyancer and has announced a new venture aimed at providing comparison services for will writers. ULS Technology PLC announced the move with two unnamed partners to the London Stock Exchange last week. The announcement read: “ULS Technology PLC, the provider of online technology platforms for the UK conveyancing […]Read More


Budget spells out application of inheritance tax rules from 2017

George Osborne has used his 2016 budget to amend inheritance tax rules for non-doms with property held abroad indirectly now subject to the charge. Budget documents state: “The government is undertaking a major reform to non‑domicile taxation. As announced at Summer Budget 2015, from April 2017 non-UK domiciled individuals (non-doms) will be deemed UK domiciled […]Read More


The 25th IPW Annual General Meeting and Conference – what

This year’s Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) and Institute of Scottish Professional Willwriters (ISPW) General Meeting and Will Writing Academy Conference held today (17th March 2016) has been a great success. Having attracted around 115 members to attend the event at Drayton Manor Hotel in Staffordshire, the IPW can safely say it was a very […]Read More

Firms & People

Law firm recruit new contentious trust specialists.

Leeds based family law firm Jones Myers has recruited two new contentious trusts specialists. Solicitor Polly Coram and paralegal Kate Wootton join the contentious trusts and probate team headed by Martin Holdsworth, the only contentious probate lawyer in Yorkshire that has been individually ranked by Chambers 2016 guide . The firm has also hired Elizabeth […]Read More


Nearly half of firms have experienced an IT data breach

Nearly half of UK companies have experienced a data breach according to the 2016 security pressures report from Trustwave. The survey of 1,414 IT professionals globally, including 204 from the UK, also found that unauthorised file transfers were the biggest worry of IT decision makes when it came to security threats inside an organisation, with […]Read More