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Practical matters when arranging probate

The period which comes immediately after someone has died can be one which is uncertain and difficult both emotionally and financially.  This is a brief note of the most important actions to be taken at this difficult time. Locate the Will. It is important to locate the deceased’s Will and if it is not immediately available, to conduct a thorough search of the home of the person who has died …Read More

Ilott Changes Little for Contested Wills & Probate Claims

The 2015 Court of Appeal decision in Ilott v Mitson excited much interest. Today (15 March 2017) the Supreme Court gave judgment on the Charities’ Appeal The base legal position In English law a Testator remains free to leave their Estate as they see fit, unlike in many European countries where the law requires that the family inherit.  An English Testator wishing to exclude a family member from inheriting should …Read More

Barr Ellison Adds Two Hires to its Trusts & Estates Team

Head of Trusts & Estates, Francis Durrant, announces the appointments of Seema Solanki and Jack Thorogood to his team: “Following a period of strong demand, we have engaged the services of two talented solicitors who bring significant expertise to our well-established team.” Seema and Jack join Barr Ellison from respected regional law firms. “I thoroughly enjoy engaging with clients to meet their Trusts & Estates requirements,” states Seema, “particularly working …Read More