Today’s Family Lawyer set to host conference on cohabitation

Today’s Family Lawyer, the leading source of daily news and information for family lawyers in England and Wales, is pleased to announce it is hosting a small conference focused on cohabitation law reform on 1st February next year. Set to take place in Manchester, the event – which is the first in a series of […]

IHT: “Record-breaking year” in store as receipts continue to climb

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) could be in store for a “record-breaking year” of inheritance tax (IHT) receipts as their take soared once again in November. Total receipts for April 2022 to November 2022 are £4.8 billion, which is £0.6 billion higher than in the same period a year earlier. This also represents a month-on-month […]

Happy Holidays from the Today’s Media team

As 2022 draws to a close, all of us at Today’s Media would like to extend the very warmest of wishes to all our readers, partners, contributors, and friends. In 2022, our popular Today’s publications have grown in their respective fields of expertise: conveyancing, wills and probate, and family law. They have been complemented by […]

Financial sanctions regime bans trust services to Russia

The Government’s financial sanctions regime now includes a ban on providing trust services to those connected with Russia. The UK regime is operated by the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI). The measures are imposed by the Government to achieve specific foreign policy or national security objectives. There have been a number of changes to […]

Firm introduces new diploma in Wills, Trusts, and Lasting Powers of Attorney

diploma in Wills, Trusts, and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Derby-based law firm Right Legal Group has created a new diploma in Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney, in collaboration with the Institute of Paralegals (IoP). The diploma gives advisers, who may not be legal executives or solicitors or have a first degree in law, the opportunity to obtain an industry recognised and highly […]

Celebrating 100 years since the first female solicitor

Carrie Morrison | Credit: First 100 Years Project

“Men say the law is too rough and tumble for women, but I’ve had that in the permit office,” Carrie Morrison told the Dundee Telegraph in October 1922. Several weeks later on the 18th December 1922, she became the first woman admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales. 100 years on, there […]

“(Bis)Mar(c)k my words” – Promises and property for non-married couples

property for non-married couples

Aristocrat Count Maximillian von Bismarck-Schoenhausen, descendant of the formidable first chancellor of the German Empire, Otto von Bismarck, has found himself the target of a property claim in the English courts. The claimant, Josephine Yu Fen Fallegger-Hsieh, says the Count promised that a £1.3 million flat in Notting Hill, which he purchased in 2016 for […]