last will and testament disputes
27.10.2022 | Jan Atkinson

Contesting A Will Case Studies

Will dispute on grounds of lack of capacity Osbornes Law acts for the potential claimants, the adult daughters of the...

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20.10.2021 | Katie de Swarte

Evidence Needed When Contesting A Will

‘Scrap King’ Multi-million Inheritance Dispute Confirms the High Standard of Evidence Needed to Contest a Will   Gary Goodwin, son of...

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20.10.2021 | Katie de Swarte

Contested Will Claim Succeeds on Capacity

A sad case in which a bereaved father made a will without the requisite mental capacity to do so has...

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20.10.2021 | Katie de Swarte

Contested Will Claim Against Estate Fails

The recent reported case of Shearer v Shearer highlights that adult children cannot expect an estate to support their affluent...

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hat on back shelf of car
13.8.2021 | Jan Atkinson

What is reasonable financial provision in 1975 Act claims?

The long-running and high-profile case of Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC 17 has finally come to an end with the decision of...

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9.10.2020 | Suzanna Baker

Vigilance needed to protect those vulnerable to undue...

The coronavirus pandemic has left many elderly and vulnerable people increasingly isolated due to social distancing, shielding and restrictions on...

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Last Will and Testament
2.9.2020 | Jan Atkinson

Left Out of A Will

I was left out of my mother’s last will and I am confident this was not her intention. What...

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29.4.2020 | Elspeth Neilson

Coronavirus: be prepared for an increase in challenges...

Challenging the validity of wills is already common, and with social distancing preventing solicitors carrying out the usual safeguards for...

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20.4.2020 | Jan Atkinson

Jan Atkinson, Head of Wills, Probate and Estate...

The Sunday Times newspaper article. 19th April 2020, headlined “More families going to war over wills” provided an insight on recent...

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5.11.2018

Growth in the Number of Cases Fighting over...

Increasing numbers of siblings, stepchildren and partners are contesting wills and inheritances in an effort to secure a share or...

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