We are excited to announce our Contentious Trusts and Probate conference in Nottingham & Bristol. Conference details for Nottingham are below. Please follow this link for Bristol’s conference details > Nottingham conference details: Our conference will bring practitioners up-to-date with the latest developments in the world of contentious trusts and probate, and is ideal for […]
In a world where self-isolation, social distancing and lockdown are all now very familiar words to us all it was only in the Spring of 2020 that private client practitioners were debating whether or not witnesses of a will had to be physically present when a testator signed their will in order for it to […]
Sometimes a person may live abroad but own assets (such as bank accounts, shares, premium bonds or a property) in England and Wales. What happens when that person dies – how will the assets in England and Wales be administered and passed on to the deceased’s beneficiaries? In most cases, in order to be able […]
In a recent dispute between sisters over their mother’s last will (Coles v Reynolds & Anor ECHW 2151 (Ch)) the court held that the deceased i) had knowledge and approval of her will; and ii) was not unduly influenced into favouring one daughter over the other. The deceased had made a will on 23 May […]
The uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has left many of us thinking about our affairs. This firm’s family wealth team has recently seen an increase in demand for Wills. As a result, we have received an increased number of queries relating to Wills. This article highlights some of the most common misconceptions about Wills, and outlines […]
A successful 1975 Act claimant was able to recover her success fee as part of her award in a recent unreported case. Anyone familiar with this area of law may have come across the argument that the success fee to be paid to the claimant’s legal team should be considered as part of their financial […]
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