From the 1 October a new piece of legislation is going to change what are now nearly 100 year old intestacy rules i.e. rules as to what happens to someone’s money and property upon their death where they do not have a Will.
Losing a loved one is upsetting, confusing and one of the most difficult times to go through. The grieving process can be made even more difficult when there is a dispute over a Will. Whether this is because you have been unfairly left out of a Will, not been adequately provided for or you are acting as an Executor and someone else is contesting a Will then we can help you. This is often known as “Contentious Probate”. We have extensive experience in dealing with complex and not so complex Will disputes.
Chancel repair liability has been widely reported in recent years - but what is it, and does it affect me?
A chancel repair liability is an obligation of an owner of certain property to pay for the repair of the chancel (the part of the church containing the altar and the choir) of an Anglican parish church.
The law in England and Wales is made up of legislation and common law. Legislation is those laws which are passed by Parliament and common law is law developed by judges in their decisions. Those laws are then subject to European legislation and decisions made in the European Court of Justice.