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Understanding the probate process and why auction works

Handling the estate of a loved one who has passed away is often a sensitive issue at a difficult time. Ensuring the disposal of any assets is as simple and pain free as possible can make all the difference. We often sell property of those that have passed away on behalf of their family at our …

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A look back at 2021

A year ago, we reflected on one of the most unpredictable and uncertain years in our lifetimes due to the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Looking back, most industry news and headlines directly, or indirectly, mentioned the pandemic and the impact it had on our professional and personal lives. Fast forward to today, and …

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The ongoing trend of leaving a digital legacy

The ongoing trend of leaving a digital legacy The ongoing trend of leaving a digital legacyBy the end of this century, the number of dead people on the popular social media network, Facebook, is expected to outnumber living members – turning it into the world’s biggest ‘virtual graveyard’. Additionally, a recent YouGov survey revealed that …

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COVID-19 impacts probate applications in the UK

COVID-19 impacts probate applications in the UK In June, it was widely reported that HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) had been receiving a surge in probate applications. The Government tried to manage the surge in demand by hiring additional staff and upskilling existing staff to clear the backlog which resulted in average turnaround times …

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Video Will witnessing to be made legal in England and Wales

Video Will witnessing to be made legal in England and Wales As of September 2020, the Wills Act 1837 will be amended to allow the two Will witnesses to be virtually or physically present. This is a very welcomed announcement due to the challenges placed by those trying to plan for their future during the …

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