Month: January 2022

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New service launches to help older leaseholders obtain lease extensions

Lifetime Mortgage Gateway (LMG) launches a first-of-its-kind service to help older homeowners trapped with short leases obtain lease extensions using equity release and access cash. Lifetime Mortgage Gateway (LMG), a new service facilitating lease extensions for large numbers of older homeowners trapped with short leases, has been launched by LMG Logistics (LMGL). Older homeowners with […]Read More

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Exizent announces two new accountancy clients following changes to probate

Lawtech firm Exizent has confirmed the sign-up of two new accountancy clients to its online bereavement administration platform. The news follows the announcement of a new probate authorisation framework for accountants which sees regulation move from the ACCA to CILEx regulation, and could enable eligible accountants to offer a wider range of probate services. McCabe […]Read More

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Opinion: remote witnessing of wills “last resort”

The Wills Act 1837 (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 was introduced on 28 September 2020, with retrospective effect from 31 January 2020, and extended the definition of “presence” in section 9 of the Wills Act 1837 to expressly allow wills to be witnessed remotely. It was intended to be a temporary measure in response […]Read More

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Trusts and long-term care case updates

We talk a lot about utilising trusts to protect assets and why this matters, but are you talking to your clients about the possible implications? Our Vulnerable Client Care Team have recently had the following successful outcomes when dealing with local authorities in relation to financial assessments where assets have been settled into trust: Case […]Read More

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Certainty starts new chapter as The National Will Register with

The National Will Register today unveiled their new online platform for Will registration and Will Search services. Used by the legal profession, will writers, PI insurers, government agencies, charities, and the public, The National Will Register is the UK’s established and trusted provider of Will registration and Certainty Will Searches with over 9.4 million Will […]Read More

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Webinar: the missing billions, unclaimed assets and developing best practice

Free webinar from EstateSearch and Searches UK: the missing billions, unclaimed assets and developing best practice. Event details: Date: Thursday 3rd March 2022 at 10:30am-11:15am Missed assets and liabilities are a growing issue in estate administration with 88% of professionals agreeing it is increasingly challenging to identify estate accounts. This session will cover several key […]Read More

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Title Research virtual seminar: missing beneficiary indemnity insurance

Title Research is back with their first interactive virtual seminar of 2022 on Wednesday 26th January at 12pm. Join Business Development Manager, James Cameron, and experienced Technical Manager, Simon Barber, as they explore the topic of Missing Beneficiary Indemnity Insurance in estate administration. The duo will discuss when Missing Beneficiary Indemnity Insurance is applicable when […]Read More

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Video-witnessed wills legalisation extended

Vulnerable people across England and Wales will continue to be able to have their wills witnessed via video-link up until 2024, under legislation laid today which extends measures implemented during the pandemic. The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) states that the extension will give vulnerable people “peace of mind” that their wills will be legally-recognised, especially […]Read More

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MyHMCTS now updated for IHT reporting changes

MyHMCTS has now been updated to comply with the new Inheritance Tax excepted estates regulations. Updates to MyHMCTS occurred between 1st and 12th January 2022 to ensure practitioners comply with regulations, during which time, HMCTS requested that submissions of probate applications for estates impacted by the new regulations were avoided. MyHMCTS has now been updated […]Read More