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Finders International wins best company at UK Probate Research Awards 2020

Finders International was named at the best UK probate research company for the second year in a row at this year’s UK Probate Research Awards on 6 February 2020.

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Virgin Islands sues Epstein Estate

The late Jeffrey Epstein's estate is being sued by the US Virgin Islands over his alleged widespread sex abuse, Reuters reported last week.

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Mother loses appeal for loan reclaim from son’s estate

The Financial Reporter highlighted an interesting recent court case where a mother lost out on the reclamation of an outstanding loan when her son died because of a lack of evidence.

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Judge criticises inheritance legal costs

A High Court judge has said he was astonished by the costs estimate of £74,000 for a one-day hearing about an application in a dispute over inheritance.

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Mugabe—extensive estate but no will

The Zimbabwean revolutionary and one-time politician Robert Mugabe left behind $10 million in the bank, four houses in the capital city Harare and ten cars but no Will, according to a list of his estate revealed this week.

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Inheritance sent to the wrong customer

This week’s news included the story of a man who entered a lengthy legal battle when his inheritance money was sent to the wrong customer by a bank.

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Egyptian woman wins right to equal inheritance

Inheritance news this week included a story about a Coptic Christian woman in Egypt who won a legal battle to receive the same inheritance from her father as her brothers did.

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Digital revolution in legacy giving

Tech and digital innovation is revolutionising the way people leave legacies to charities, according to a recent article in Today’s Will and Probate.

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Imminent Changes To Probate Fees

Back in November 2018, the Government announced there were to be changes in the way probate fees would be calculated in England and Wales. When the changes eventually take place, probate fees will no longer be charged as a flat fee.

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Former model ordered to return £2.2m to late boyfriend’s heirs

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a former model must give back the £2.2 million she inherited from her former boyfriend, a Swiss banker.

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