Emsleys Blog

  • Top of the class! Master of Laws degree success

    Top of the class! Master of Laws degree success

    We’re delighted to congratulate Natalie Mousavi​ on graduating with a Distinction in Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Huddersfield. To top it off, Natalie achieved the highest grade in her student cohort. Read More

  • Probate fees: Controversial increase scrapped

    Probate fees: Controversial increase scrapped

    Yesterday the government announced plans to increase probate fees will not come in to force next year. The controversial proposal to increase fees up to £6,000 was revealed earlier this year to widespread public and professional… Read More

  • DIY wills: Should you write your own will?

    DIY wills: Should you write your own will?

    From self-checkouts to flat pack furniture, modern life is making us increasingly self-sufficient. DIY wills are becoming more and more popular, however even with the assistance of Google, not everything can be do-it-yourself. If your… Read More

  • What’s the difference between gifting and lending money?

    What’s the difference between gifting and lending money?

    Disputes often arise as a result of sums of money being either gifted or lent to family members or friends. ‘Gifting’ money is exactly that – a gift. The money is given on the understanding that it does not need to be repaid. However, if… Read More

  • Five facts about notaries public you didn’t know

    Five facts about notaries public you didn’t know

    A notary public prepares and certifies documents for use abroad, for example for individuals engaged in overseas transactions or for businesses involved in international trade. Despite being the oldest arm of the legal… Read More

  • The clock is ticking for Help to Buy ISAs

    The clock is ticking for Help to Buy ISAs

    From 30th November 2019, Help to Buy ISAs will be closed to new customers. First time buyers can still open an account between now and the deadline, if they don’t already have one. Help to Buy ISAs were introduced in 2015 to help… Read More

  • Divorcing in Denmark: How does it compare to the UK?

    Divorcing in Denmark: How does it compare to the UK?

    Until recently, ‘divorce’ in Denmark meant completing a straightforward online application form and paying a £56 fee. However, new legislation came into force in April, requiring divorcing couples to wait for a period of three months and… Read More