Executries

The Distribution of an Estate - What You Need To Know

When an individual dies, their estate must be distributed in accordance with Scottish law. The deceased may have made estate planning a priority in their lifetime and left a will...
Loved One has died without a will

Your loved one has died without a will

Every day in Scotland, people pass away without having left a will. With an estimated 30 million adults across the UK not having a will in place, intestacy (the legal...
Executors Glossary of Legal Terms

Executors: Glossary of Legal Terms

When someone close to you has passed away, dealing with their estate can be traumatic. There are lots of legal terms used in the days, weeks and months after a...
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What to Do When Someone Dies in Scotland A Legal Checklist

When you need to know what to do after someone dies in Scotland, this checklist will guide you through the process.

Profits on sale of land within 3 years of death

The guidance for dealing with claims to increase the probate value of land that has been sold at a profit within three years of death has been updated by HMRC,...

STEP agrees new protocol for bereaved families

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) has agreed a new protocol with the British Bankers Association (BBA) and the Law Society of England and Wales to bring a...

Cancer foundation receives record breaking bequest

A cancer charity in British Columbia has received the largest charitable bequest ever made to a single beneficiary in the history of the province. The BC Cancer Foundation has received...

Writing a social media will

The US Government has posted a blog on its website, advising people to write a social media will that sets out what they would like to happen to their online...