New data rules have generated a 23pc year-on-year growth in demand for lawyers

The impending implementation date, 25th May 2018, for the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, has seen the number of jobs available for lawyers in the UK increase by nearly a quarter in the first few months of this year. The new GDPR is intended to give people...

Chief Executive of the Law Society, England and Wales, speaks on Brexit

Catherine Dixon, chief executive of the Law Society of England and Wales, said yesterday, changes to key laws in the wake of Brexit could take years to accomplish and pledged the Law Society would work with the solicitor profession, their clients, the public and with...

Court fees could double

Under a consultation announced yesterday by justice minister Shailesh Vara, the maximum fee for money claims would rise from £10,000 to £20,000. Currently fees are payable on 5% of the value of a claim up to a maximum of £10,000. Such measures would generate an...

Signing a Will and section 9 of the Wills Act 1837

  Part 2 The Court of Appeal decision The Court of Appeal held that the statutory requirement in section 9[a] that there be a direction to sign connotes a more active role from the testator than a mere ‘acknowledgement ‘ of an earlier signature under section 9...

Onerous duties of an Executor

  The duty of an Executor is to ascertain details of assets and liabilities of the estate and of any gifts made by the deceased. The difficulty is being certain that you have taken reasonable care to find these details. HM Revenue and Customs  says  this  in it’s...