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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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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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Precedents
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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BREXIT IMPACT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. The effect of Brexit on the EU Succession Regulation...
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29th Nov
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For probate purposes, the UK consists of three jurisdictions:•England and Wales•Scotland•Northern IrelandIf the deceased dies domiciled in one of...
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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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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
Q&As
For general information on cross border estates, see Cross-border estates—overview.The answer to this Q&A will vary depending on whether the Will in...
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29th Nov
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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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The provisions of the Administration of Estates Act 1971 (AEA 1971) apply to all three jurisdictions of the UK: England and Wales, Scotland and...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Auld of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 29th Nov
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We have assumed that the deceased was domiciled in a part of the UK at the time of death.If the deceased was domiciled in a part of the UK at the time...
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29th Nov
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Succession to immovable property is governed by the law of the country where it is located and succession to moveable property will be governed by the...
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29th Nov
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The question concerns English principles of conflict of laws (or private international law (PIL)) in matters of succession.The historical development...
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29th Nov
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We would like to refer you to the below content which will be helpful in your research:•Overview: Estate administration—Scotland...
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EU Succession Regulation (EU) No 650/2012A UK citizen owning immovable property in an EU Member State, hoping to die after 16 August 2015 and not...
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29th Nov
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The guidance available on Lexis®PSL and Lexis®Library is based on the laws of England and Wales.A Will made in another jurisdiction is fully...
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29th Nov
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The guidance available on Lexis®PSL and Lexis®Library is predominantly based on the laws of England and Wales.We refer you to the extract Local...
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