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Twelve year legal battle ends with estate not being subjected to tax

In Jersey, a twelve-year legal battle to fulfil the wishes of a woman who wished to leave her estate to a cause supporting homes for the elderly in St Ouen has finally ended.

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Progress in reduction of delays in issuing grants of probate

The Law Society recently announced that it had attended the Birmingham Courts and Tribunals Service Centre (CTSC) to review HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s (HMCTS) progress in addressing delays to the probate service, according to a recent press release.

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Proposed increase to probate fees scrapped

The Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland, has abolished the proposed increase in probate fees due to come in next year.

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Half Million Pound Funeral Debt in Dundee

Research published by the University of Dundee in Scotland has shown that Dundonians rack up more than half a million pounds in debt to pay for funerals every year.

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Prince Estate Challenges Trump on Song Use

The estate of the late singer Prince has complained following a Donald Trump rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota where his team played the iconic song, Purple Rain, during the event as reported in the Rolling Stone.

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Court of Protection grants man permission to marry

The Court of Protection in England and Wakes recently granted a 28-year-old man permission to marry, even though he lacks the capacity to manage his affairs.

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Rememberance Day

11/11

Since 1931 On the 11th day of the 11th month, on the 11th hour, we pause in reverent remembrance to honour the sacrifices made by those who served in WWI, WW2, Falklands, and Iraq. At this time of year, we remember and thank all the brave men and women both past and present, who fought for our freedom and died while serving our country at war and peacetime.

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Ant and Dec to Uncover the Ancestry on new ITV Show

There’s a new genealogy show in town and in it, the presenters Ant and Dec will discover who their ancestors were, with one of them finding out he has a connection to royalty.
ITV has commissioned a two-part special called Ant & Dec’s DNA journey, billed as a navigation of a “tougher terrain than the Australian jungle”, the pair well known as the presenters of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

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New Bona Vacantia list reveals Derbyshire surnames eligible for Estate claims

The Bona Vacantia is a list of unclaimed estates in England—i.e., estates where someone has died without a will and who has no known family.

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Finders International Accredited Cyber Essentials Certification

Cyber Essentials is the latest and most prestigious Certification of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy. Fundamentally, this keeps UK Businesses safe and protects them from cyber-attacks.

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