About Me

London W1, West End Marylebone Westminster, United Kingdom
Andrew Veitch solicitor ( LL.B., M.A., PgDip )is a partner in Guy Clapham and Co solicitors. He deals with the following areas of law: commercial and residential property, conveyancing, litigation (including neighbour disputes), divorce, family, debt collection, landlord and tenant, wills, trust, probate, personal injury and employment. Andrew's clients range from large companies and property developers to local businesses and individuals throughout London and the whole of England and Wales. The office is in the West End of London just off Marylebone High Street and north of Oxford Street and is located within walking distance of the following tube stations: Marylebone , Marble Arch , Baker Street , Bond Street , Oxford Circus , Great Portland Street , Regents Park , Euston and Kings Cross. Please contact me at: Guy Clapham & Co solicitors 51 - 55 Weymouth Street Marylebone London W1G 8NH DX: 83300 WEST END 2 Tel: 020 7935 1095 Fax: 020 7935 9127 E-Mail: andrew@guyclapham.com Website: www.guyclapham.com

Thursday 25 October 2012

Andrew Veitch Solicitor London W1 - Administration of Estates


The Presumption of Death Bill is due to receive its second reading in the House of Commons on 2 November 2012. As the law stands at the moment there are great difficulties in registering the death of a missing person. Without a death certificate probate cannot be obtained nor the deceased’s estate administered.  Other issues are also made problematic such as selling property held in the missing person’, dissolving a marriage, claiming life insurance and pensions. In common law there is a presumption that if a person has been missing for seven years they are presumed dead. However there is no statutory provision relating to the presumption of death.  If the Bill is passed and placed on the statute books it will introduce new laws to help relatives arrange the financial affairs of missing people and with much greater ease than relying on the common law presumption of death.

If you require any advice regarding probate or the administration of estates or matters relating to wills please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Tel: 020 7935 1095   E-mail: av@guyclapham.com

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