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Government Abandon Proposed Increase in Probate Court Fees

We reported in an earlier news article that the government proposed to increase fees for many Probate applications by a very large amount, and the relevant legislation was in fact passed by the House of Commons on 19th April.

It has just been announced, however, that, in view of the forthcoming General Election, there will not be enough Parliamentary time for the legislation to…

Increase in Probate Court Fees

Probate Court fees are set to increase dramatically from May this year.  The exact date is yet to be confirmed, depending on how quickly the proposals pass through Parliament.  The Probate Court fees are the fees payable to the Probate Registry on an application for a Grant of Probate (where there is a Will) or a Grant of Letters of Administration (if there isn’t a Will), both of which are commonly…

Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015

On 25th November, the Chancellor, George Osborne, outlined his spending plans for the next 5 years in the Spending Review. The Government has maintained its intention to reduce spending in order to clear the national debt and have a surplus by 2020. The Statement revealed which areas of Government would receive investment and those were services would be trimmed.

This briefing…

Opening of Newport Pagnell Office

Dominic Mills & Co open offices in Bedford and Newport Pagnell. Dominic Mills started the firm just over a year ago, and Ken Borneo, who was previously a Senior Partner at Borneo Martell, Borneo Linnells, and Borneos has recently added his credentials to the company. The firm provides speciality assistance in all areas of private law, including: Wills, inheritance tax, powers of attorney, court…

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