Thursday, December 14, 2017

Legal Advise

Daughter is granted £163,000 after overturning mother’s wishes in will

Hertfordshire resident, Heather Ilott, overturns her mother’s will that had planned to disinherit her, in a landmark court appeal - granting her £163,000.In 2004,...

Regulated wills popular among public

Over half of the public think will-writing should be regulated, YouGov research for the Law Society has shown. A survey of 1,554 adults found...

Steep rise in court fees confirmed

The Ministry of Justice today announced a fresh round of court fee increases to plug a £1bn funding gap in the justice system. The...

Donatio mortis causa

King v Chiltern Dog Rescue and Redwings Horse Sanctuary EWCA Civ 581 This was an appeal from the earlier decision that the deceased, when...

Daughter’s £164k will victory ‘consistent with law’, say experts

Wills experts have said a highly publicised ruling by the Court of Appeal to award a woman £164,000 from her estranged mother’s estate, despite...

Secret camera found in California apartment – Airbnb sued

Airbnb are being sued after a woman found a secret camera recording her and her partner in a rental property in Irvine, California that...

EU reform will help beat property inheritance tussles

Owners of French gîtes, Spanish poolside villas and Italian ski chalets will finally be able to decide who can inherit their getaways after a...

Succession Law Probate

The European Parliament’s proposal on international Inheritance. The applicable law. The need for citizens from countries with freedom to testate: UK, Ireland, etc. to...

Succession and Probate in Spain

Inheriting assets that are located in Spain can be a difficult process if you are unsure of how Spanish probate and succession law operates. Whether...

General guides to Spanish inheritance tax if you are a resident in Andalucia

This guide is intended only as a brief introduction to Spanish probate law, inheritance law and inheritance tax and an outline of the steps...

The £600m RIP-off

Banks and solicitors are overcharging consumers small fortunes for sorting out wills and small estates. Tony Levene meets Britain's first 'probate broker' Just because you're...

Making a Spanish Will

Key information on the various types of Spanish will, with an overview of the inheritance implications for a foreigner and their family resident in...

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