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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  EWHC B26
- Probate fees increase from 26 January 2022
- Deceased’s nominated person can access Apple iCloud
- Secret trust claim fails – Mattingley v Bugeja  EWHC 3353
- Challenge to a term in a Will which revoked the terms of a trust deed – Equiom v Velarde  EWHC 11
- Review of minor claimant’s IPFD award – Tucker v Purle  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)  EWCA 1768