Wills And Estates

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Belfast firm RP Crawford Solicitors has raised more through this year's annual charity will-writing campaign than any other firm in Northern Ireland, with an impressive total of £1,440. The firm has taken part in the Will Aid campaign since 2009, raising a grand total of £6,331 by volunt

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The High Court has determined that administrators ad litem appointed for the purpose of substantiating proceedings simply provide a defendant who can be sued, and are not obliged to take active steps in defence of the action. Delivering judgment for the High Court, Ms Justice Siobhan Stack commented

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A first-of-its-kind digital will finding service has been launched in Ireland to help members of the public and solicitors locate the wills of deceased persons. Will Finder will enable single regional searches, or multiple searches across all of the State if needed, reducing time and costs associate

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Tributes have been paid to Dr Albert Keating, a leading expert in Irish probate law, who has passed away at the age of 71 following a short illness. Dr Keating was born and raised in Cork City, educated at UCC and King’s Inns and was called to the Bar at the age of 21. Having practised for a f

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Families will be able to register the death of a loved one even where a coroner has yet to conclude an inquest under new legislation announced by ministers. The change, aimed at addressing practical difficulties for families who are seeking to manage the affairs of the deceased person, comes in the

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The government has been urged to exempt the cost of making a will from VAT when a charitable bequest is included in order to encourage personal acts of kindness. My Legacy, an umbrella group of 80 Irish charities, published its Budget 2022 submission this week to coincide with International Legacy G

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A new online probate portal, which aims to simplify the application process for people dealing with a person’s estate after their death, has gone live. The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service (NICTS) developed the new online service as part of its modernisation programme and launched

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