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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2020, SI 2020/1059 amend the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 with...
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13th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
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Produced in partnership with Mark Lindley of Boodle Hatfield LLP 9th Oct
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): The formal requirement for a valid Will to be witnessed in the presence of two witnesses is to be relaxed (with retrospective...
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9th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
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9th Oct
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
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Coronavirus (Covid-19): For news and other resources to assist dispute resolution practitioners working in the civil courts to understand and stay...
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Most of the work conducted throughout a probate matter is of a common nature. Consequently practitioners will find that they are, in essence,...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
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26th Sep
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The major problem personal representatives (PRs) and/or beneficiaries encounter when faced with an actual or potential probate claim is how to, at the...
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26th Sep
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Definition and purpose of a WillIn general terms, a Will is a document made in accordance with the formal requirements laid down by section 9 of the...
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26th Sep
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The rights of a person appointed executor by a Will cease if they:•die without having taken out probate•fail to appear on being cited to take out...
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26th Sep
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The intestacy rulesIf the deceased died intestate, Parts III and IV of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) apply to:•all the movable...
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26th Sep
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ExecutorsAn executor is the person appointed by the Will to carry into effect its provisions and to administer the property of the testator. The...
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26th Sep
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Revocation of a WillA Will is revocable at any time during the testator's lifetime. A testator may not revoke their Will in any manner they choose: a...
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25th Sep
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Personal representatives' dutiesThe Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) states that personal representatives (PRs) must:•collect and get in...
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25th Sep
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IdentificationThe personal representatives (PRs) must identify:•the beneficiary entitled•what each beneficiary is entitled to receive•the time at...
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Letting of agricultural landAgricultural tenanciesThe Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (ATA 1995) introduced farm business tenancies (FBTs) to replace...
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25th Sep
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Manorial rights are relics of the feudal system of land tenure. They can still exist in relation to land that:•is former copyhold land, or•was...
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25th Sep
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With the aim of encouraging lifetime philanthropic giving, the government introduced provisions in the Finance Act 2012 (FA 2012), whereby donors who...
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25th Sep
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With the current generic challenges by HMRC to inheritance tax (IHT) relief claims on landed estates and the Agriculture Bill, much care needs to be...
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25th Sep
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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which...
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Statutory rights of succession in relation to an agricultural tenancy only exist if the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA 1986) applies to that...
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Woodlands may attract one of three different types of relief from inheritance tax (IHT) depending on the nature of the land and timber...
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With some exceptions, the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA 1986) applies only to agreements entered into before 1 September 1995. An agricultural...
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BackgroundThe Countryside Stewardship grant scheme was originally introduced as an agri-environment, forestry and woodland scheme operating as part of...
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Business property relief (BPR) is an important relief for inheritance tax (IHT) purposes. The relief applies both to individuals and to trusts that...
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26th Sep
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Agricultural property relief (APR) was provided for from the outset when capital transfer tax was introduced by the Finance Act 1975. The nature of...
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What is a strict settlement?A strict settlement is a settlement of land falling under the Settled Land Act 1925 (SLA 1925).Some strict settlements are...
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A landed estate typically consists of a holding of some hundreds or even thousands of acres of land, held by or for a family over the generations....
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): HMRC has published guidance regarding the relaxation of rules requiring public access to conditionally exempt property during...
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26th Sep
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STOP PRESS: HMRC has updated its guidance on calculating the special price in Acceptance in Lieu cases where the 36% reduced rate of Inheritance Tax...
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26th Sep
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STOP PRESS: The Agriculture Bill introduced on 16 January 2020 has set out how farmers and land managers in England will in the future be rewarded...
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Produced in partnership with Ben Sharples and Caroline Baines of Michelmores LLP 26th Sep
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Farm business tenancies were introduced with effect from 1 September 1995 by the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (ATA 1995). They mark a radical...
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26th Sep
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What is a profit à prendre?A profit à prendre is the right to take the products of natural growth from the land of another. Examples of profits...
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26th Sep
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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which...
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