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Law Society launches campaign to restrict will writing to the legal profession

 

Law Society launches campaign to restrict will writing to the legal profession

There has been much coverage recently about Will writing organisations.  Last year the Probate Section of the Law Society launched an investigation into Will writing societies and companies and problems which people have faced with the Wills prepared by them.

The Law Society has now launched a campaign to restrict will writing to the legal profession.

Perpetuities and Accumulation Act 2009

The Perpetuities and Accumulation Act 2009 received Royal Assent in November 2009 and will come into force this year.

The Statute introduces a single 125-year perpetuity period which will always apply with the option to choose a shorter period.  The new period will apply to life time trusts.

Intestacy and Family Provision Claims on Death

The law relating to intestacy and family provision claims on death are being reviewed by the Law Commission.

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