Full table for spouse entitlement under intestacy. Note. In the table, other = parents, brothers/sisters of the whole blood or their issue.
Table of thresholds for “excepted estates” where an HMRC account is not required but excluding any element of transferrable nil rate band, spouse deduction or charitable bequests. Note: Where a deceased died on or after 01.04.1981 and before 06.04.2004 and where the estate qualifies as an excepted estate, practitioners (as recognized by the Non […]
For deaths on or after the 1st October 2014 the rules governing the distribution of estate of an intestate leaving a surviving spouse or civil partner changed significantly. Where a deceased died intestate leaving a surviving spouse or civil partner and issue the surviving spouse or civil partner is entitled to the first £250,000 and […]
Practice Note (6) September 2014 The Inheritance & Trustees Powers Act 2014 The above Act implements the recommendations of the Law Commission in Parts 2 to 7 of its report on Intestacy and Family Provision Claims on Death (2011) Law Commission No. 331, making amendments in particular to provisions governing the intestacy rules and provision […]
I recently assisted a client firm in the proving of a copy Will where the original had gone missing in transit to the Probate Registry. The client required the necessary order and issue of grant extremely quickly in order to issue proceedings before being time barred. I had to inform my client that the Registry she […]