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The Government has published changes to probate fees which will affect people who have recently suffered a bereavement.

The changes, which come into effect on 1 May 2017, will affect all individuals inheriting an estate worth more than £50,000. Those inheriting estates worth more than £2million will be hit by a fee increase of more than 9,000 per cent - a rise from £215 to £20,000.

Commercial law firm Brabners and financial advisers, the Financial Planning Corporation (FPC) recently joined forces to deliver the fourth in a series of events to raise awareness of National Museum Liverpool’s House of Memories project, hosted at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Commercial law firm Brabners has bolstered its private client practice in Preston with the appointment of consultant Pamela Wilson.

With more than 25 years’ industry experience, including seven years spent as a legal and technical consultant at wealth manager Brown Shipley, Pamela is one of Lancashire’s most esteemed private client practitioners. She has been recruited from HCC Solicitors, where she held the role of partner.

Commercial law firm Brabners has announced the promotion of three Partners, six Senior Associates and four Associates across the firm.

Adrian Rogers (Corporate), Richard Hough (Commercial) and Leanne Murray (Real Estate) have all joined the partnership; Leanne has also been appointed as Head of Residential Development.

Corporate lawyer Adrian Rogers qualified with the firm in 2004 and has extensive experience in MBOs, MBIs, acquisitions, disposals, venture capital, corporate insolvency and corporate reorganisations.

Law firm Brabners and financial advisers, the Financial Planning Corporation (FPC) recently joined forces to deliver the third in a series of events to raise awareness of National Museums Liverpool’s House of Memories project, which provides support to people who are living with dementia and their carers.

Leading North West law firm Brabners has announced that it has agreed terms to acquire the private client and commercial law practice Lawson Coppock & Hart with effect from 1 November 2014.

Lawson Coppock & Hart has been part of the Manchester legal scene since the 1870s and specialises in private client and commercial property work. The deal will add three Consultants - Paul Lochery, Richard Rawsthorn, and Eamonn Kelly - one Associate and one Secretary to Brabners’ Manchester office.

Alzheimer’s Society newest scheme ‘Will to Remember’ launched on Tuesday 27th May 2014 in the North West (Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire) in partnership with Solicitors for the Elderly.

Recent news coverage regarding the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) has suggested alarming reports about the way dying patients have been treated and has brought to light the need to consider how we (and our loved ones) would want to be cared for in these circumstances, says Emma Agamian, Private Client Associate at Brabners. 

The Court of Appeal has just heard arguments on whether inherited business assets should be ring fenced when making divorce awards. The case involving Mr and Mrs Davies was reported on 11December 2012.

North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has expanded its private client team with the appointment of Louise Scholes as Consultant.

Louise will be based at the firm’s Liverpool office on Exchange Flags and joins from DWF where she headed the Liverpool private client team.

Louise specialises in trusts and tax Real Estate as well as wills and estates and is STEP qualified.  She also has a particular interest in court of protection work and has wide experience acting as professional deputy.


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