Reform of Victorian-era laws will create more wills in the UK
It is estimated that 40 per cent of the adult population in the UK have not put in place a will.
In a consultation published earlier this year and closing next month, the government’s legal adviser, the Law Commission, has argued that this shocking statistic could be a result of the ‘unclear’ and ‘outdated’ inheritance laws currently in place. To read more, head to Spear's Wealth Management magazine.
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