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How to deal with the English property of a foreign domiciled deceased?

The English property of a non-dom deceased cannot be accessed without either an English grant of probate or a foreign grant resealed in the English courts.  The process depends on whether or not the person who died left a will and the place where they were domiciled.

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What to do if someone dies abroad?

This can be extremely distressing particularly if you are not familiar with the practices in the country of death. You can get advice from the British consulate, embassy or high commission in that country.

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Arguments over jointly owned property

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The argument in Court turned on Section 188 of the Law of Property Act 1925:-

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Sudden illness of Hilary Clinton reminds us to choose our executors wisely.

Hilary Clinton becomes suddenly unwell! That was unexpected! What lessons can we learn in the context of a probate?

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Brave New Digital World

The Ministry of Justice, the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior President of Tribunals have issued a paper called “Transforming Our Justice System”.  As regular readers of this blog will know probate originated as a procedure in the country’s courts and has remained there to this day.  Even if there is no argument at all about a probate, technically speaking the grant is issued by a court office.

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