April 19, 2017

Great or not so Great Wills of China !!

According to US Today,  the world’s most populous nation has the second-largest economy, one of the highest savings rates and mushrooming wealth. Yet virtually no one has a will to pass on an estate. And now it’s become a huge problem. Thirty years after communist China embarked on a course that allowed […]
April 18, 2017

Young Lawyers stressed out !!

Law firms should provide better training and support to managers and trainee solicitors to reduce high stress levels amongst newly qualified solicitors, the Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) of the Law Society of England and Wales said last week, following the release of a survey of its members. Kayleigh Leonie, the […]
March 22, 2017

Good news for victims of serious injury in the UK

A change to the way compensation payments are calculated for people who have suffered very serious injury was announced some weeks back in England and Wales. The UK Ministry of Justice announced it will cut the discount rate – a calculation used to determine lump sum compensation to claimants who […]
March 22, 2017

Beneficiaries of a will not entitled to receive estimate of legal costs

We now have a very peculiar situation and law in Ireland that the beneficiaries under a will, who ultimately pay the legal fees of the administration of an estate, are not entitled to be given a quote for costs at the start of the process. The Law Society (primarily through […]