The 2012 Will Aid survey into wills and inheritance issues has revealed that 60% of people surveyed have not yet written a will, yet many people have given some thought to what they would do with an inheritance, should one come their way.
In a landmark ruling the Botswana High Court has overturned a customary law rule that only allows men to inherit the family home.
Manx National Heritage (Manx Museum and National Trust) has received an overwhelming response to its request for ideas as to how to spend a £1 million bequest from former Isle of Man resident Donny Collister.
A new protocol designed to ease the administrative burden on family members in England who suffer a bereavement has been agreed by the British Bankers' Association (BBA), the Law Society and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
The Legal Services Board (LSB) has announced the next steps in delivering greater protection to consumers of will-writing, probate and estate administration services in England and Wales.