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Trans facts

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Despite greater awareness and public understanding of gender identity, many transgender people still face discrimination. Alison Craggs, associate in our Succession and Tax team and Debra Gers, senior practice support lawyer in our Employment team, examine the key legal rights of transgender people – from management of wills and inheritance rights to equality in the workplace in their article for the Law Society's PS Magazine. More …

Phew! Changes to Deeds of Variation not so imminent

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Deeds of Variation have been a long-standing tool used to vary the distribution of a person's estate after they have died. Therefore in March when the Government announced its review into Deeds of Variation there was much worry amongst professional advisors about how this would impact their clients. More …

Leaving relatives out of a Will has become more difficult as a result of a landmark court judgment

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Heather Ilott of Ware has won a decade-long legal dispute over her late mother’s decision to disinherit her, resulting in her receiving one third her mother's estate instead of the charities named in the Will. More …