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We are regularly instructed by overseas solicitors whose clients have assets in Scotland, while domiciled overseas.

Inheritance: a family matter, or a taboo topic?

Recent research has found that 47% of UK adults have never discussed inheritance planning. Many of those polled indicated that they had not raised the subject with family members because they did not feel they were old enough for inheritance to be an important topic of conversation. However, others avoided the subject because they do not like discussing death (14%), and because they view inheritance as a morbid subject (11%).

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Estate of Michael Jackson Sues Memorabilia Shop

The estate of Michael Jackson are suing a memorabilia shop, Premier Props for auctioning tour photos of the singer - while incorrectly telling buyers one purchased, they would own the copyright for the images. Jackson died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009.

The photos that are the subject of the litigation were taken during the Jackson brothers' 1984 Victory tour. According to court documents, Jackson hired a photographer to take pictures of the concerts and it is the company that owned all the rights to the pictures.

The estate of Mr Jackson claim Premiere Props put the photos up for auction and misled potential buyers into believing they would also own copyright on the images. This would make the pictures even more attractive to buyers as they would stand to make a fortune reprinting and selling the pictures.

The estate is suing for all of the profits from the auction and to prevent the company selling any more Michael Jackson memorabilia. Premiere Props valued the pictures at between $200 and $2,000 on their website.

The estate is also involved in another legal battle. Noval Williams Films have recently filed documents in Manhattan Supreme Court as a result of the Jacksons representatives attempt to block the sale and release of Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot with a cease-and-desist order.

The estate claim the company do not have rights to use the photos and videos of Jackson's 2007 cover shoots for Ebony and L'Uomo Vogue taken behind the scenes. However, Noval Williams insisted in a previous lawsuit that they do have ownership of the rights and the legal action taken against them has hindered the sale of the documentary.

It has been said that the Jackson family were given the opportunity to purchase the rights to the video - but passed this up, resulting in the director buying the footage in May last year.

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Hospice bequest moves forward

A Palliative Care Specialist Inpatient Unit at Borders General Hospital, which will be partly funded by a bequest from a former nurse, has been given the ‘green light’.

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Executry (Probate)

The death of a loved one is a difficult and stressful time. Our Scottish executry solicitors, based in Glasgow, can help bring your loved one’s affairs to a swift conclusion.

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The death of a loved one can be a traumatic and emotional event, we understand this and can offer clear, impartial advice on all aspects of obtaining confirmation.

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Wilson and Fish act for lawyers and clients all over the world. We can help you wind up a loved one’s estate in Scotland wherever in the world you are located.

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Wilson & Fish

Wilson and Fish Solicitors are a firm of Scottish solicitors specialising in executry / probate. We are based in Glasgow but act for clients throughout Scotland and abroad.

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