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January 2022 Digest Overview


  • Rules for video-witnessing of Wills extended
  • Effect of no charging clause in Will – Brearley v Shepherd & Co [2022] EWHC B26


  • Probate fees increase from 26 January 2022
  • Deceased’s nominated person can access Apple iCloud
  • Secret trust claim fails – Mattingley v Bugeja [2021] EWHC 3353
  • Challenge to a term in a Will which revoked the terms of a trust deed – Equiom v Velarde [2022] EWHC 11
  • Review of minor claimant’s IPFD award – Tucker v Purle [2021] EWHC 3485


  • Updates to Trust Registration Service – 16 December 2021 and application for Statutory Instrument


  • IHT interest rate rise
  • Reminders of changes to Excepted Estates – From 1 January 2022

Elderly & Vulnerable

  • The DHSC social care White Paper “People at the Heart of Care” – published on 1 December 2021
  • Consultation on potential changes to MCA 2005 small payments scheme – closes 12 January 2022
  • Delay in implementation of Liberty Protection Safeguards – system to replace Deprivation of Liberty safeguarding system in England & Wales
  • Judicial visits in Court of Protection – Re AH (Serious Medical Treatment) [2021] EWCA 1768