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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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8th Oct
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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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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep

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This Practice Note provides practical guidance on the proper execution of simple contracts and deeds by third party individuals or corporations...
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25th Sep
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Enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) and lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) enable a person's affairs to be managed in the event that they lack capacity...
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25th Sep
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Choosing who to appoint as attorney is the most important part in the process of making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), as the attorney will be the...
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25th Sep
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The precedents in this document are based on those found in Part I, Chapter 15 of Cretney and Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney.This...
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25th Sep
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Every month the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) receives applications for registration of lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) where they have to...
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25th Sep
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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is not effective until it has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). Upon receipt of an...
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25th Sep
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What is an advance decision?An advance decision is a decision, made by someone who is over 18, refusing specified medical treatment in the future when...
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25th Sep
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A business lasting power of attorney (BLPA) allows the donor to appoint an attorney to make decisions concerning their business interests either when...
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25th Sep
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The precedents in this document are based on those found in Part I, Chapter 15 of Cretney and Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney.This...
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25th Sep
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The precedents in this document are based on those found in Part I, Chapter 15 of Cretney and Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney.This...
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25th Sep
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[To my Attorney(s) named in my EPA/LPA dated ……..AND/ORTo the (Digital) Executor(s) of my Will dated ………]ItemAccess information—eg email address,...
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26th Sep
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To my attorney[s] and anyone else whom it may concern.I [name of donor] of [address of donor]:1give you notice that today I revoked th...
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26th Sep
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THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY is made on [date] by [name of donor] of [address of donor].1AppointmentI appoint [[name of attorney] of [address of attorney]...
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26th Sep
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This deed of revocation is made on [date] by [donor] of [address].I revoke the lasting power of attorney (LPA) for [financial decisions/health and...
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26th Sep
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The Office of the Public GuardianDX 744240 Birmingham 79[Office of the Public Guardian][PO Box 16185][Birmingham][B2 2WH]Dear [insert organisat...
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26th Sep
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This partial deed of revocation is made on [date] by [donor] of [address].1I granted a Lasting Power of Attorney for [Financial Decisions/Health and...
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26th Sep
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I [insert name]of [insert address]born on [insert date of birth]Authorise:•my solicitor [insert name] of [insert addre...
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26th Sep
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To: [insert name of co-trustee or person entitled to appoint] of [insert address of co-trustee or person entitled to appoint]In the matter of [insert...
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26th Sep
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[GP OR Doctor]Dear Dr [insert name]Client nameClient addressClient date of birthI act for [insert client’s name] in connection with a lasting power of...
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26th Sep
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[GP OR Doctor]Dear Dr [insert name]Client nameClient addressClient date of birthI act for [insert client’s name] in connection with a lasting power of...
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26th Sep

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