Changes to Probate Fees

The planned changes in the ironically named Non-Contentious Probate (Fees) Order have created a fair amount of contention since it was announced that the cost of administering a loved one’s estate could increase by up to 3,771%. The current cost of a Grant of Probate for an estate valued at over £5,000 is a flat […]

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Dementia and planning for the future

Getting Prepared, Just in Case…

This week is Dementia Action Week. With people living longer than ever before, many more people are being diagnosed with dementia than in previous years. With this in mind, it is important to be prepared for the future. Leaving things to chance can result in difficulties for family members and loved ones at an already tricky time, […]

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Easter Eggs Donated to Children at Milton Keynes Hospital

In the run up to Easter, Woodfines’ team of trainee solicitors led a drive for donations of chocolate eggs to donate to sick children due to spend their Easter weekends on wards across Milton Keynes Hospital. In total, 203 Easter eggs were donated by friends, family and colleagues of the law firm, with over 60 […]

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Preventing and Managing Harassment claims in the #MeToo Era | Woodfines Solicitors

Preventing and Managing Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era

From 3rd to 5th April 2019, Woodfines’ Employment Law Consultant, Keith Corkan, attended the International Bar Association’s Annual Employment and Diversity Conference in Paris. The theme of the conference was ‘employment law in difficult times’, and here, he reports on the final session of the day, which considered harassment claims following the #MeToo movement: There […]

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Same-sex female couples, artificial insemination and parental responsibility | Woodfines Solicitors

Establishing parental responsibility following artificial insemination for female couples

It is becoming increasingly common for same-sex female couples to use intrauterine insemination (IUI), otherwise known as donor insemination, to facilitate becoming parents. Many couples will use licensed clinics to receive this treatment. According to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the average cost of such treatment ranges from £350-£1,000 for just one cycle […]

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