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Probate Application Fees to Increase

From 1st May 2024 there will be a 10% increase in the standard application fee for probate. The fee will be raised by £27 to £300. The increase is a controversial move since the Probate Registry is currently under fire for poor levels of service, particularly the Court backlogs. During the consultation for the fee […]

Firmwide Promotions

Its been a very positive and exciting month celebrating promotions and welcoming new colleagues at Barker Gotelee with more to come in the next few weeks. First for the promotions, Victoria Spellman was promoted to Partner in our Corporate & Commercial Team, Emma Cracknell was promoted to director in our Commercial Property Team, Sarah Mower […]

Promotions across our Teams at Barker Gotelee

We are delighted to announce a number of well deserved promotions across our Teams all of which took effect from 1 April 2024. Victoria Spellman was promoted to Partner in our Corporate & Commercial Team, Emma Cracknell was promoted to director in our Commercial Property Team, Sarah Mower was promoted to Senior Associate in our […]

“Empty” Homes – New Taxation Rules

Refined rules to double council tax on long term empty properties came into force on 1 April 2024.  The aim is to support local people in areas where high numbers of empty homes are preventing them from finding affordable housing. The rules apply when a property has been empty for 12 months, representing a reduction […]