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Executor costs: who pays for costs in deceased estates?

Executors are those chosen people who have been named in a Will as being in charge of looking after a deceased estate. Those duties can be considerable and will often include retaining a lawyer for estate legal advice and to apply for Probate, paying bills, communicating with beneficiaries, securing estate assets, compiling and collating estate

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Conveyancing: when do you need finance approval when buying a property?

With the property market booming, there are many prospective purchasers out there falling in love with properties. One of the first questions we ask when seeing a new purchaser client – have you got your finance sorted? It is particularly important in this current sellers market for purchasers to be in a position where they

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What are the rights of beneficiaries in a deceased estate?

Most of us are familiar with the concept of beneficiaries receiving an inheritance in a deceased estate. In the movie industry this would usually involve getting a call from a lawyer telling you that you have inherited a (haunted) castle from your long lost relative – along with all their other worldly goods – …but

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Estate Planning: difficult conversations for an easier future.

We all know about having difficult conversations – whether they’re something we instigated or had thrust on us. While most of us dread having them, difficult conversations have a place and none more so than in your estate planning. Lawyers love paperwork. We draft it, review it, amend it and advise on it. Wills, Powers

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