Unentitled relatives – when is a relative not an heir?

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Despite their apparent simplicity, the rules of intestacy allow ample scope for misunderstanding when people approach them with false assumptions. In this article, Rosie Kelly takes a close look at various intestacy scenarios and explains in detail how the rules work.

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Anglia Research recognised in Parliamentary Review

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We are proud to announce that Anglia Research features in this year’s Parliamentary Review, as a “best practice representative” for 2019.

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Fake copies of our website made us disappear from Google search

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Our web developer Gary Robertson reports on a little known black hat technique repurposed to attack the Anglia Research website. He argues that the ease with which bad players can hide their identities means that this technique represents a potential threat to all businesses, and he provides suggestions on how to protect yourself from the horror of a ‘copy and click-farm’ attack.

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Why your will might be invalid

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Historically, people instructed their solicitor to draft their will. However, in recent years more and more of us are turning to DIY wills – including template packs that can be bought in high street stationery stores. In this article, our legal and compliance executive Rosie Kelly examines why some wills fail to comply with legal requirements and are ruled invalid.

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Celebrity intestacies should be a warning to us all

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The multi-award winning soul singer Aretha Franklin, who died recently after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, leaves an enduring musical legacy – but no will setting out how she would like her $80 million estate to be distributed. In this article, Rosie Kelly reports on the widespread resistance to writing a will among celebrities and the general public alike, and spells out the consequences.

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