A parliamentary committee has dealt a blow to the government’s plan to overhaul probate fees, saying the Lord Chancellor could be overstepping her power by introducing fees which bear the hallmark of a tax on estates.

Partner Rebecca Fisher comments on the probate fee rise in The Law Society Gazette.

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