Leading barrister issues advice to executors over ‘lifelong’ responsibilities

Executors are being advised by a leading barrister that they are legally obliged to reopen the files of administration where evidence of outstanding disbursements or bequests emerge after probate is granted. If they fail to act when required, executors could face legal action and financial penalties. The warning comes as inheritance recovery specialists, Perane, reveals […]

Inheritance disputes in England and Wales are on the rise

Figures recently released by the Ministry of Justice reveal that court cases relating to disputed Wills have increased by over 34% since 2017, and by more than 140% in the past decade. This dispiriting trend is happening for a number of reasons, including that property prices have increased exponentially over the periods in question, as […]