*WE ARE RECRUITING*

If you are a member of the Bar seeking to leave the city hustle and bustle aside and relocate to practice in the scenic South West, we want to hear from you! Magdalen Chambers is one of the largest sets [...]

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A Practical Guide to Non-Party Costs Orders – Author Charles Shwenn

Chambers would like to congratulate Charles Shwenn on the publication of his book by Law Brief Publishing: A Practical Guide to Non-Party Costs Orders. This is a valuable tool for practitioners as well as companies, insurers and commercial litigation funders. [...]

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THE NEW RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND

THE NEW RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND CHARLES COOPER CONSIDERS THE RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND AND TRANSFERABLE RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND FOR INHERITANCE TAX Inheritance Tax is payable on the value of a deceased's estate above a set threshold, referred to as the Inheritance [...]

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CAVEATS AND STANDING SEARCHES

CHARLES COOPER REVIEWS THE USE OF CAVEATS AND STANDING SEARCHES AND A RECENT CHANGE TO THE NON-CONTENTIOUS PROBATE RULES From November 2018 an online application can be made to the Probate Registry for Caveats or Standing Searches in a deceased's [...]

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NIL-RATE BAND LEGACIES AND THE NEW RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND

CHARLES COOPER REVIEWS THE CONSEQUENCES FOR NIL-RATE BAND LEGACIES OF THE NEW RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND FOR INHERITANCE TAX Since 09 October 2007 it has been possible to claim, on their death, the unused Inheritance Tax Nil-Rate Band ('NRB') of their [...]

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Unmarried couples win right to claim bereavement damages following landmark ruling 

Unmarried couples are to have the same rights to bereavement damages as married couples following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling. NHS worker Jakki Smith, 59, brought an appeal after discovering she was not eligible for damages after her partner [...]

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Private Client Law and Practice- Seminar Tuesday 10th May 2016

Presented by Magdalen Chambers at Larkbeare House, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4NG Including sessions on Inheritance Tax - Relevant Property Trusts, Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief Trustees Powers & Duties Removal of Trustees & Administration Actions Probate disputes [...]

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Negligent Assessment of Mental Capacity

It is an obvious requirement for a new Will to be valid that the testator, whose Will it is, should not lack mental capacity. The decision in Feltham v. Bouskell [2013] EWHC 1952 (Ch) may give hope to beneficiaries disappointed [...]

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Last Minute Wills

It is not uncommon for relatives to take an aged member of the family to a solicitor so that a new will can be executed. The Court of Appeal decision in Hawes v Burgess [2013] EWCA Civ 73 demostrates the [...]

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