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FINDERS INTERNATIONAL SHORTLISTED FOR TWO AWARDS!

We are proud to announce we have been shortlisted in TWO categories at the British Wills and Probate Awards!

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Elly to run Half Marathon in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Our very own Legal Support Services Assistant, Elly Ferguson, will be taking part in the Air 13.1 Event in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.

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Cat uncovers missing Will and women receives share of £2 million inheritance

The High Court in London has awarded a woman a half-share of her brother’s farm after a cat found an old Will among a stack of papers heading for the shredder.

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Funeral poverty, rituals and will writing—all affected by COVID-19

One in eight families in the UK have been forced into funeral poverty thanks to the high costs associated with funerals, probate and Wills, according to data from Farewill, the Will writer and funeral provider.

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Nephew’s inheritance and fraud allegations dropped

The case against three people accused of fraudulently securing an estate and attempting to defraud the HMRC has been dropped by the England and Wales High Court, upholding a previous decision by the Crown Prosecution Services.

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The Prince of Wales Could be Your Next of Kin

The Telegraph reported last week that the Prince of Wales has received over £1 million in the 2019-2020 financial year from the people of Cornwall who have died intestate – meaning they passed away without leaving a Will.

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Ten things you should know about probate

No doubt about it—the pandemic and lockdown has made sorting out the financial affairs of a friend or relative much more difficult.

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HMCTS brings in extra staff to deal with probate surge

The Law Society and other legal organisations spoke with HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) last week with HMCTS confirming they have brought in extra staff due to an increase in probate applications, the Law Gazette reported.

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When should I update my Will?

For most of us, a Will is not a one-off. Changes in circumstances will often necessitate new arrangements for what happens to your estate once you die.

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COVID-19 triggering family conversations about inheritance and finances

Have you drafted a new Will or amended an existing one thanks to the coronavirus pandemic?

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