Wills & Probate

  • 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

  • Celebrating a 50 year long-service award

    Celebrating a 50 year long-service award

    We’re very proud to be celebrating a unique long-service award. Solicitor John Field has become our longest-serving team member, reaching 50 years’ long-service this February. John joined Emsleys (which was then known as Emsleys… Read More

  • What happens if I don’t make a will?

    What happens if I don’t make a will?

    Less than half of the adult population have a valid will. There are lots of reasons why people don’t make a will – for example, they may think they don’t have anything valuable to leave or they may believe that their loved ones will… Read More

  • The Legal 500 2018-19 rankings revealed

    The Legal 500 2018-19 rankings revealed

    We’re delighted to be recommended for our work in claimant personal injury, family law and personal tax, trusts and probate in the latest edition of The Legal 500. The independent guide surveys over 250,000 corporate counsel each… Read More

  • Are you cohabiting? Should you consider making a will?

    Are you cohabiting? Should you consider making a will?

    There are over three million cohabiting families in the UK. With cohabiting being the fastest growing type of family structure, this number is set to rise. Many people assume that their assets will automatically pass to their… Read More