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Appropriation is a process by which a personal representative or a trustee uses a specific asset in the estate or trust fund, to meet in full or in...
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What a residuary gift comprisesThe residuary estate will not necessarily comprise only cash, but will usually include other assets that have not been...
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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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Hotchpot clauses in Wills can be very useful in equalising benefits between beneficiaries. They also have a place in respect of a partial intestacy....
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Where one of several executors diesSection 5 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) states that the office of executor is personal to...
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STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
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9th Nov
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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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STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
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Warning to caveator, Rule 44(5)In the High Court of JusticeFamily Division[The nominated registry as defined by rule 44(15)]To [name] of [address] a...
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Identification of beneficial interestsThe personal representatives (PRs) of an estate must identify:•the beneficiary or beneficiaries entitled to each...
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STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
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2nd Dec
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The postal application forms PA1P and PA1A for practitioners introduced on 23 March 2020 are due to be merged with the forms of...
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2nd Dec
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STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
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2nd Dec
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When a grant of administration'>letters of administration with Will annexed will be madeA grant of letters of administration with Will annexed is made...
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29th Nov
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On 22 April 2014, the fees for non-contentious probate applications as set out in the table in Schedule 1 to the Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order...
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29th Nov
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Sources of fundsMake arrangements for funding inheritance tax (IHT) early so that funds are available as soon as the grant is ready to be...
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29th Nov
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STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
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29th Nov
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ARCHIVED: This Precedent has been archived and is no longer maintained as oaths were replaced by statements of truth from 27 November 2018 under...
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29th Nov
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STOP PRESS: This Precedent has been updated in light of the introduction of application forms PA1P and PA1A for practitioners applying for probate or...
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29th Nov
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[Relevant district Probate Office.][enter date]Dear RegistrarThe late [name of deceased]Inheritance Tax reference number: [enter IHT reference...
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29th Nov
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Nil rate band (NRB) and transferable nil rate band (TNRB)Each person's estate is exempt from inheritance tax (IHT) up to a certain threshold, called...
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Produced in partnership with Lucy Edwards of Penningtons Manches LLP and now maintained by Lexis®PSL 29th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to potential difficulties in having paperwork signed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, certain rules relating to...
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29th Nov
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This Practice Note considers the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on probate practice and provides answers or guidance on some of the...
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29th Nov
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The need to value the estateWhen an individual dies they are considered to have made a 'transfer of value' equal to the value of their estate...
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Produced in partnership with Ailsa Moorhouse of Penningtons Manches Cooper 29th Nov
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As announced at Budget 2018, draft legislation to be included in Finance Bill 2019–20 was published on 11 July 2019 and includes a...
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Produced in partnership with Alison Cartin of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner 29th Nov
Q&As
Unfortunately, US grants cannot be resealed in the UK so if there are UK situs assets in the estate, a separate UK grant will need to be applied for...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Holland of McDermott Will & Emery 29th Nov
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At present, no measures have been enacted specifically to deal with swearing affidavits in circumstances where the deponent and the officer...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Watson of XXIV Old Buildings 29th Nov
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This Q&A focusses on the deceased dying in England and Wales with assets only in that jurisdiction.Section 27 of the Administration of Justice Act...
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29th Nov
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IHT400 is a form required to be filled out if an Estate does not qualify as an excepted estate, or does so qualify but does not satisfy certain...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Nov

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