Probate Fee Increase Further Update

02/05/2017

The Government has scrapped its planned increase of probate fees following the announcement last week of a general election on 8 June 2017.

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Will there be a death of the “death tax”?

02/05/2017

Last month, we reported the Government’s proposal to replace the present fixed fee for probate applications with a tiered system based on the value of the deceased’s estate. The “death tax”, as it is colloquially known, would see the probate fee payable for estates worth more than £2 million increase from £155 to £20,000.

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Disloyal Director Pays Price for Serving Her Own Agenda

27/04/2017

Directors are under a duty to act in good faith and to do all that they reasonably can to promote the success of the companies they serve. Breaching those obligations can be costly, as one businesswoman found out after the High Court ruled that she had favoured her own interests and been disloyal to shareholders.

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