Equity Release Council launches legal guide and champions lawyers’ safeguarding role with vulnerability insights report

The Equity Release Council has launched a Legal Guide to Equity Release as well as a new report, Vulnerability Vigilance, exploring the most common customer vulnerabilities which legal advisers can encounter. The study took an


UK accountancy and tax bodies have welcomed the publication on May 17th of an updated HMRC Standard for Agents. The new standard sets out HMRC’s expectations of all tax agents and advisers in their dealings

Montpellier Legal, specialist conveyancing firm, have announced the opening of their new office in Stroud this Summer. This expansion marks a significant milestone for the company as they continue to grow across the region. Located

To coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Law Society of England and Wales has published guidance to support disabled people in the workplace by highlighting how organisations should prioritise digital accessibility. The guidance provides

The family of a millionaire tyre tycoon is locked in a £12.3million inheritance battle following his death in 2021. Yorkshire horse breeder Reg Bond died at the age of 77, leaving his legacy to his

A partner at leading Northumberland law firm Cartmell Shepherd is once again working for the company where he trained following a recent amalgamation. Simon Jewitt’s legal career began as a trainee solicitor at Cumbria-based law

Private client lawyer Dawn Oliver has joined Midlands and South West law firm Lodders as a partner. With over 30 years’ experience advising on private client matters, Dawn specialises in all aspects of private client

In a significant stride towards understanding and potentially treating Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have pinpointed a genetic trait that markedly increases the likelihood of developing the condition. The discovery, hailed as a milestone in the field,

Three prominent building societies, Leeds, Nottingham, and Newcastle, have announced substantial financial compensation for victims of the Philips Trust scandal. This voluntary initiative aims to provide relief to individuals who lost substantial sums in investments,

A recent study conducted by specialist will writers Farewill, on behalf of the Express, reveals that nearly 40% of individuals have experienced disagreements with siblings and other family members regarding inheritance allocations. These disputes, fueled

Individuals involved in law proceedings will face increased court fees, from 1 May 2024 – a development that may affect decisions on managing legal disputes. The scheduled changes include higher costs for various applications, including


The rules of intestacy loom over any intestate matter and are even applicable where a valid will is in place but does not deal with all of the deceased’s estate. The rules will celebrate their

A woman has been accused of murdering her 77-year-old mother-in-law by breaking into her home and setting fire to her bed, Leicester Crown Court heard. Elizabeth Vamplew, who lived in Eton Court, Newark, Nottinghamshire died

After a landmark study has shown that almost half of workers who rate their manager as ineffective plan to leave their organisation in the next 12 months, a Leeds Firm is planning to invest in

A law firm employee has been sentenced to four years in prison for orchestrating a £634,000 fraud by siphoning charity donations from the estates of deceased individuals over a 13-year period. Laurna Porter, 68, abused

hybrid working affecting retirement plans

A new independent survey of 2,000 UK adults has found that 54% feel their generation’s standard of living when retired will be lower than that of their parents or grandparents and 37% are worried they

After a West Yorkshire law firm went into administration in January The Legal Services Board (LSB) has announced an independent review of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) regulatory actions in the lead-up to the collapse

An Oxfordshire law firm that caters for wills, probate, inheritance and conveyancing are set to expand with a third branch. Hedges Law, which has roots dating back to 1789 – announced they will be opening

Nexa is delighted to welcome James Winfield, a Private Client Solicitor with over 19 years’ experience to the platform. Specialising in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, estate administration (probates and intestacies), Trusts, Court of Protection

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