Category Archives: Private Client (Wills & Probate)

Proposed rise in Probate Fees

The Government is proposing a huge hike in the fees that you pay to obtain a Grant of Probate, the document necessary to allow you to administer the estate of a deceased person. Currently there is a flat fee of … Continue reading

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Beware of the DIY Will

A few people choose the ‘cheap and cheerful’ route to putting a plan in place to leave behind their wishes in the event of their death. Unfortunately, as we have learned from this case, choosing not to sit with a … Continue reading

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Landmark Court of Appeal Ruling makes it easier for disinherited children to challenge a parent’s Will

Melita Jackson passed away in 2004 leaving her £500,000 estate to three animal charities, RSPCA, Blue Cross and the RSPB. She made it clear within her Will why her daughter, Heather Ilott, was not to benefit from her Estate, however … Continue reading

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Will Aid Scheme Results: Another strong year for Will Aid at Franklins

We are delighted to have been able to support Will Aid once again. Will Aid is the UK’s leading Charity Will writing scheme. The charity rightfully reinforces the need for everyone to have a professionally drawn-up will by offering people across … Continue reading

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Funding care and supporting people to live independently

There has been much discussion over recent years over the funding of care in the future, and the much anticipated Care Act 2014 came into force on the 1st April 2015, although the cap on care costs will not be implemented … Continue reading

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