Probate Fee Increases – are they really just a sneaky stealth tax?

The government’s recent announcement to increased probate fees has drawn significant criticism from many parties. Andrew Milburn, Head of our Probate and Estate Administration department discusses why. What are Probate Fees? Probate Fees are fees payable to the Probate Registry when an application…


The ten steps to buying a home

Unless you are lucky enough to have won or been given money to buy a house outright. You will need to save for a deposit and borrow money. Saving for a deposit Buyers are usually required to provide a deposit of 5% of the price of the property being purchased. If you are saving for a deposit it is…


Professional negligence: Was Your Loss Induced From the Negligence?

One of the first things we ask our clients when talking about simple debt recovery matters is “Can the debtor pay?” Is it worth pursuing the debtor for money which he simply cannot pay and therefore incurring further costs in doing so? In professional negligence claims this usually isn't a problem…


Solicitors Let You Down? Failed to Make Reasonable Adjustments?

It is the nature of a solicitor’s job that they act for people from all parts of the social spectrum. Inevitably, this will include people who are vulnerable, such as the very young or old, or people with a disability. Solicitors have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable…