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A French born intestate deceased was domiciled and paid tax in the UK. The majority of their assets (all but £700) are held in France. Would income and CGT on the estate...

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A partial intestacy has arisen as a result of a deed of disclaimer by a beneficiary under a Will. Probate of the Will has been applied for and granted. What action is...

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A property, a specific legacy, has been sold on the instructions of the legatee at a significant gain. Would the executors be responsible for accounting to HMRC for the...

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An estate has insufficient cash to pay B's pecuniary legacy. Can A, the executor and residuary beneficiary, use their own funds in order to pay B's legacy as an...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on An executor named in a Will cannot be found and is thought to have died. What...

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The following Wills & Probate practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Appointment of personal representatives

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Can a deed of variation be entered into before a grant of probate has been obtained? Is it possible to enter into a deed of variation in the case of a grant ad colligenda...

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Can a firm of solicitors refuse to release to us a copy of a Will which appoints our client as executor without the authority of the other executor appointed under the...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a lay personal representative charge for their time spent in dealing with...

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The following Corporate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a personal representative of a member of a company make an application to the...

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Can a personal representative of an estate begin eviction proceedings on someone in the deceased's property before letters of administration with Will annexed has been...

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Can a personal representative recover its costs in defending a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975? What action can the personal...

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The following Private Client Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a sole trustee of land under a Will appoint a second trustee without...

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The following Private Client Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can a testator appoint five or more executors?

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can A’s executors have the benefit of an agreement that A entered into with...

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Can an attorney appointed by lasting power of attorney (LPA) take on the role of an executor where the donor has been appointed as an executor but has lost capacity?...

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Can an enduring attorney for a donor who has lost capacity but is an executor of an estate continue to act as the trustee of a discretionary Will trust and appoint...

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The following Wills & Probate Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can an executor complete a new lease or if not, enter into a valid agreement...

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Can an executor enter into a new renewal lease on behalf of the deceased's estate before the grant of probate has issued or must they await the grant before entering into...

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The following Property Disputes Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information on Can an executor serve a section 42 notice under the Leasehold Reform,...

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