Why Registration Makes Sense

Posted 03 July 2017 by Nicola Lucking

Although rural Norfolk became an area of compulsory first registration in 1989 (and Norwich earlier than that) there are still private properties in Norfolk which remain unregistered. This is simply because the obligation to register is triggered by a dealing with the property – such as a sale or mortgage or change of ownership on inheritance – and until a “trigger event” occurs, there is no compulsion on the owner to register their ownership. However it is possible to apply for registration on a voluntary basis – in the absence of a “trigger event”...

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​Divorce Statistics made available by ONS

Posted 22 June 2017 by Richard Tinkler

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has made available today (21st June 2017) divorce statistics for England Wales for 2015. The statistics can be found on the ONS website at: If you are considering divorcing or ending a civil partnership or separating from your spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner, consider meeting with a family law expert at Capron Helliwell Solicitors for a free, no-obligation, initial meeting. Capron Helliwell hold regular free famil...

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What next for probate fees?

Posted 16 June 2017 by Richard Tinkler

You may have already read my blogs about the potential increase in probate fees, akin to another type of tax.  Since the outcome of the General Election in June, resulting in a hung parliament with a Conservative minority and the potential for a coalition to form, it may not be too long before the Government deals with the issue of probate fees again.  If the correct processes are first followed then the green light may be given for probate fees to increase, and, depending on the size of a deceased’s person’s estate, the increases in probate fees to obtain a grant of p...

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Many Changes to Private Client Law in 2017

Posted 20 April 2017 by Richard Tinkler

So far, this year has brought many changes in the area of private client law.  Below you will find a summary of some of the main changes.  If you would like further information or advice on how these changes affect you, please do get in touch to speak with one of our legal experts.  Lasting Powers of AttorneyThe Office of the Public Guardian deal with the registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).  These documents are set up to enable specified people to manage your financial affairs and/or make health and welfare decisions on your behalf.  You can set up a...

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