This article focusses on the impact of the recent Court of Appeal decision (15 October 2021) in the case of Hirachand v Hirachand  EWCA Civ 1498 (previously known as Re H), whereby success fees under a Conditional Fee Agreement (“CFA”) were considered and ultimately formed part of the sum awarded to the successful claimant […]
Following the success of Freeths’ trusts, estates and tax lawyers securing a Tier 1 ranking in the UK’s leading legal directory, Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide 2021 edition, the highly regarded private client practice is delighted to have appointed two new recruits to meet increasing demand for private wealth legal advice. Chambers & […]
Whether we like it or not, more and more of the interactions and exchanges we have with family, friends and colleagues take place via social media. Many of us have social media accounts with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and over time, as we upload, post, Tweet, share, like and comment, we accumulate a large […]
A recent judgment handed down on 22 March 2021 by Peter Knox Q.C. discusses the importance of independent administrators throughout the entirety of a probate dispute. 1. Summary of the Facts The dispute arose between four siblings over the estate of their late mother (the ‘Deceased’). The Defendant alleged that the Will, executed in 2008, […]
For many of us the Coronavirus pandemic has brought things sharply into perspective and led us to re-evaluate our priorities, whether that means spending more time with loved ones, making time for hobbies and exercise, or just getting outdoors. Some of us may also have felt a more pressing need to get our affairs in […]
Freeths LLP are pleased to be collaborating with Ascot Lloyd to bring you an exclusive insight into ‘The Trials and Tribulations of being an Executor’. Hear first hand from Charlotte Digby (Director, Freeths Family Wealth), Sally Goodger (Director, Freeths Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes), and Mark Rodgers (Financial Advisor, Ascot Lloyd) about the role of the Executor and their duties in […]
The consultant gynaecologist and surgeon under investigation at the Royal Derby Hospital has been named as Mr Daniel Hay. The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and NHS England are investigating the care provided by Mr Hay and have contacted 272 women to date about the care they have received. An initial […]
Join Freeths and Thomas Entwistle from 5 Stone Buildings for an exciting Court of Protection webinar. We will discuss what Re:ACC means in practice, and examine gifting by attorneys. You will also hear first hand from one of our Court appointed deputies about how she has assisted clients in the management of their affairs in […]
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