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Extension of video-witness of Wills extended until 2020

Video-witness of Wills. We can continue the use of video witnesses of Wills, at least until 2024. The option to have your Wills witnessed remotely via video link was passed as legislation after the outbreak of the coronavirus. According to a recent survey, 1 in 10 legal professionals used remote Will witnessing during the lockdown and …

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Family Court Fees

Family Court Fees

The introduction of Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2021 has now increased certain court fees for the first time since 2016. The court fees are increasing due to inflation. The following increases will have effect: – The fee for filing a petition for a divorce, a nullity or civil partnership dissolution will increase from £550 …

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Contest Will

You want to challenge a Will but don’t know where to start?

Disputing a Will can also be referred to as ‘contentious probate’ and it is a dispute relating to the distribution of a person’s estate when they pass away. There are several reasons why people decide to challenge a Will after the testator is dead. You may feel that you deserve more. You may feel you …

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Procter v Procter

Exclusive Possession: The paradox resolved in the Proctor case.

Procter -v-Procter [2021] EWCA Civ 167 The Court of Appeal determined in the above case that a tenancy at will protected by Agricultural Holding Act 1986 existed.  In this case, various members of the proctor family owned a large estate in Yorkshire, which was held as a partnership.  The freehold title of the property had been …

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Coercive and Controlling Behaviour – Child Arrangement Order

Coercive and Controlling Behaviour – Child Arrangement Order

Earlier this year the court of appeal issued guidance on abuse domestic hearing and findings of fact. There were four conjoined appeal cases on the issue relating to fact findings in hearings relating to child arrangements under the Child Act 1989 Proceedings. Re B-B—appealing a decision of HHJ Scarratt. Re H—appealing a decision of HHJ …

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