The importance of a Will

Did you know that approximately 86% of South Africans haven’t made plans for their death? For some reason setting up our last will and testament makes us think about our own mortality, and so we tend to put it off. … Read More

Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs

Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills. Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able … Read More

Wills and inheritance: how changes to the intestacy rules affect you

The laws dividing your assets if you don’t have a will change radically on 1 October – but common-law partners still get nothing. We report on the winners and losers. The biggest overhaul of laws governing what happens to someone’s … Read More

Will registry for expats launched by DIFC

Move to ease succession and inheritance matters for non-Muslims owning assets in Dubai. DUBAI In a landmark move, Dubai has set the ball rolling for the introduction of new rules relating to succession and inheritance matters of non-Muslims owning assets … Read More

Registry for expat wills set for launch at DIFC

Legal uncertainties over expatriate wills in Dubai could become a thing of the past with the launch early next year of a new registry. The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) hopes that the new wills and probate registry – open … Read More

Inheritance law changes come into force

The changes increase the rights of people whose spouse or civil partner dies without making a willChanges to the rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will have come into force. For married couples with … Read More

How to ensure your legacy is inherited by loved ones

While initially, there had been a proposal to include cohabitees in the changes to the Rules of Intestacy, this has not been included in the agreed changes. “This would have meant that a cohabitee would have been treated like a … Read More

Expats can now add their UAE homes and properties to their will

DIFC to launch Wills and Probate Registry this month For all those who’d been waiting eagerly for the launch of the DIFC Wills, which will ensure that wishes of testators are carried out even when it comes to immovable property, … Read More

How the new DIFC Wills and Probate Registry will affect UAE expats

The Dubai International Financial Centre. The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry will mark the introduction of a new set of rules relating to succession and inheritance matters for non-Muslims with assets in Dubai. Jaime Puebla / The National The Dubai … Read More

Now, property in will for non-Muslims in Dubai…DLD signs with DIFC to make it faster, easier

The DIFC Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA) with its ancillary body, the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (WPR) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Land Department (DLD). The MoU marks an important step forward in … Read More