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March 2017 Newsletter

In a year that's already proving to be packed with controversy you could be excused if you haven't noticed the one surrounding probate fees.

The campaign to persuade the Ministry of Justice to think again about charging up to £20,000 for a grant of probate is gathering momentum. If you didn't know there is a controversy read our recent article below and if you believe the changes are wrong join the other 12k names on a petition to stop the increases https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/188175
 

Our cash is changing - what can you do with the old coins and notes?

It's all going plastic and dodecagon (that's 12 sided in plain English). Our cash is changing in 2017 but what can you do if you find you're left with a load of the old stuff? Is it worthless or a potential goldmine?. Read more
 

Selling an elderly relative's home could cost you if you don't have the right authority

Many families each year are faced with selling their parents' property due to a move to residential care but if you don't approach it in the right way you could be facing court and a hefty bill. Read more

Supreme Court overturns daughter's claim in favour of 3 charities

Heather Ilott took on 3 national charities to dispute her mother's Will. Originally awarded over £160,000, the Supreme Court has now overruled the Court of Appeal decision Read more
 

Ministry of Justice is ignoring pleas to reconsider big increases in probate fees

There's been criticism on all sides of the scheduled probate fee increases which will lead to 42% of families paying up to £20,000 to get a grant from the Probate Registry. Read more

 

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