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Dramatic Increase in the cost of obtaining a Grant of Probate

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Dramatic Increase in the cost of obtaining a Grant of Probate With the Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order 2018 passing through the House of Commons Delegated Legislation Committee in February, the cost to obtain a Grant of Probate is due to change...

Consultation could lead to huge increase in Probate fees

Emma Radford-Shayler
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The Ministry of Justice has proposed a dramatic change in the structure of probate court fees. Currently, these court fees are fixed for all estates when applying for a grant of representation using a solicitor at a flat rate of £155. The proposed...

Make Your Will Week

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In an ever changing financial and social setting, making or reviewing a Will has never been more important.   In recognition of this, John Hodge Solicitors is proud to support Weston Hospicecare by participating in their “Make Your...

What if you do not have a Will

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What if you don’t have a Will? From 1 st October 2014, anyone who dies without leaving a Will (known as dying “Intestate”) could be affected by the new Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014. Although none of us like to think...

Mixed-Up Wills

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There is not often much news regarding the law on Wills and in fact most of the provisions are still governed by a Wills Act from as long ago as 1837.  However, the recent case of Marley v Rawlings and another has attracted the attention of the...