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Increase in Probate Fees May 2017 – what are the fees for applying for probate?

As from the 1st May 2017 the Probate Court fees are set to rise from the set fee of £155 for all probate applications where the value of the estate is over £5,000 to an amount based on the value of the estate. These fees will need to be paid prior to any distributions can be made, and therefore it seems likely that executors will have to pay the fees upfront....

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Schemes

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Schemes If you have been diagnosed with the Asbestos-related illness Diffuse Mesothelioma then you may be entitled to a payment ranging anywhere from £13,590.00 to £271,120.00. There are two different Schemes available to claim under but both are very different in terms of their scope and application. The first of the two Schemes...

Parental Responsibility, what is it, how to get it

What is Parental Responsibility? Parental responsibility is defined in law as being “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property”. In this blog, our family law solicitors set out what parental responsibility is, who has parental responsibility and how you...

Is there a legal requirement for me to provide an EPC when selling my Commercial Property?

An Energy Performance Certificate is a Certificate issued by an Energy Assessor that contains information relating to the energy efficiency of the Property. Our Commercial Property Solicitors set out what an EPC contains and whether you need one if you are selling a commercial property. Each EPC must contain the following information:- The asset rating – a...

Why make a Will?

Many people have never made a Will, or made a Will years ago but not kept it up to date as their circumstances change.  So why should you make a Will?  Our Will writing solicitors in Leicestershire give our top reasons people should make a Will. Don’t leave it to chance – without a Will your savings and possessions (“your Estate”) could pass to...

Update to Police Bail rules

3rd April 2017 saw significant changes in the powers of the Police to bail those arrested for criminal offences. Previously the police had been able to bail  suspects for weeks and months on end, even in some cases more than 12  months. You will have read in the press some of the cases involving celebrities, bailed for more than a year, only for the police to...