The government will drop the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 which weaken Mental Health Act 1983 protections in England.
We have an update on the non-contentious probate rules, which now mandate online professional applications.
We responded to the Ministry of Justice's consultation on mandating online professional applications for non-contentious probate.
Following a productive meeting with HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS), we have another update on the probate service.
We responded to an HMRC call for evidence about ways to raise standards and increase transparency in the tax advice market.
We cautiously welcome news the government will allow wills to be witnessed remotely for the next two years in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
We’ve been working with HMCTS to provide further resources to help legal professionals to make probate applications.
HMCTS has told the Law Society that the probate service is still under control with additional resources.
Information about the probate service review.
The government has confirmed which types of legal practitioners are keyworkers essential to running of the justice system.
We’re working to ensure that the new coronavirus legislation is used appropriately, protecting the rights of vulnerable people.
Melinda Giles, Partner at Giles Wilson and Executive Committee member of the Law Society Private Client section, discusses wills, the legalities, and what you can do to help clients during coronavirus.