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Sources of help for solicitorsSolicitors Regulation AuthorityThe Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is the independent regulatory body of the Law...
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19th May
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Definition of a personal representativeSection 55(1)(xi) of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 defines ‘personal representative’ as:‘the executor,...
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19th May
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What rights does a residuary beneficiary have to challenge a firm’s professional charges for acting in the administration of an estate where the firm...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Auld of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 19th May
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Probate actions—mutual WillsThe term ‘mutual Wills’ is used to describe joint or separate Wills made as a result of an agreement between the parties...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Draper of Shoosmiths 19th May
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Preparing the application form PA1P/PA1A for probate or administration'>letters of administrationFORTHCOMING CHANGE: The postal application forms PA1P...
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19th May
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Probate actions—Larke v Nugus requestsWhat is a Larke v Nugus requestIn 1959 the Law Society first recommended that where a dispute arises about the...
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19th May
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Contents of Wills—residuary giftsWhat a residuary gift comprisesThe residuary estate will not necessarily comprise only cash, but will usually include...
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19th May
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Assent of assets by personal representativesAssent by personal representativesPersonal representatives (PRs) can transfer assets to beneficiaries in...
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19th May
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Variation of Will or intestacy after death—Q&AsA deed of variation may be made to vary the disposition of an estate made by the deceased’s Will or on...
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19th May
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Is an application for a grant ad colligenda bona the correct procedure to enable executors to complete a sale of property as agreed by the...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 19th May
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For an infant settlement approval hearing, is there a standard draft order? Is Form N292 applicable for Inheritance Act claims?There are specific...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Entitlement to a grant for a non-domiciled testatorDeceased domiciled outside England and WalesA grant issued in England and Wales will be necessary...
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19th May
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Revocation of WillRevocation of a WillA Will is revocable at any time during the testator's lifetime. A testator may not revoke their Will in any...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Payment of legaciesIdentification of beneficial interestsThe personal representatives (PRs) of an estate must identify:•the beneficiary or...
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19th May
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Failure of gifts—ademptionWhen applying the doctrines of ademption and abatement, a distinction is drawn between specific, general and demonstrative...
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19th May

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Where a client makes a new Will which includes a declaration that it revokes ‘all former Wills’, does that declaration revoke a codicil to a former...
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6th Jun
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Can a beneficiary named in a first codicil witness a second codicil or will their gift in the first codicil fail?A gift by a Will to a beneficiary is...
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5th Jun
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CodicilsCodicils may be used for making any alteration in a Will such as to alter the executors or make changes in legacies, whether by addition or...
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5th Jun
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CodicilI [insert name] of [insert address] declare this to be the [first OR second] codicil to my Will which is dated [date of Will] [as amended by my...
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5th Jun

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