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‘Heir hunters’ hunted? Disclosure ordered in genealogists’ libel battle

A court battle between two leading probate genealogists, or ‘heir hunters’ – which includes allegations that one made anonymous comments about the other online – has come to light with publication of a High Court ruling granting a pre-action disclosure order.

February 22nd, 2016 | No Comments »

Coming soon to Asda? Canadian firm based in Walmart stores plans rapid expansion

A Canadian law firm which runs offices inside Walmart supermarkets is planning to almost double in size next year, it has emerged. Mark Morris, co-founder of Axess Law, said the firm could potentially expand into the USA and the UK.

December 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Average price of standard law firm will drops to £118

The average price of a standard will from a law firm has fallen from £124 to £118 over the last year, new research has indicated. The report, by IRN Research, warned that a highly competitive market had become even tougher with the arrival of accountants and chartered legal executives.

November 25th, 2015 | No Comments »

Revealed: Law Society did not seek advice on Sharia law before issuing controversial wills guidance

The Law Society did not consult any experts in Sharia law before issuing the controversial practice note on Sharia-compliant wills that it was forced to withdraw last month, it has emerged.

December 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

Law Society Sharia wills guidance “cannot change the law”, justice minister says

The government has refused to be drawn into the row over controversial advice from the Law Society on Sharia-compliant wills, but insisted that it “does not, and cannot, change the law”.

July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »