2.8.2022 | Samantha Tayler

Do you need to register your trust?

The Trust Register was introduced in 2017 as part of anti-money laundering regulations. Previously, only trusts with a UK tax liability...

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19.7.2022 | Jenny Walsh

Beware of appointing your children as executors

Where tensions exist between family members, making your children the executors of your will can cause huge problems with probate,...

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19.1.2022 | Katie de Swarte

Does your will deal with cross-border assets?

If you own assets in more than one country, it’s important to make a robust Will that deals effectively...

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18.11.2021 | Suzanna Baker

Family Tensions and Deputyship 

Disputes between a deputy and the family of the individual concerned, can escalate and become increasingly distressing if issues are...

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18.11.2021 | Suzanna Baker

Particularly sensitive issues around mental capacity

Mental capacity, the right to sex and the carer’s risk of prosecution  Does everyone have the right to a...

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25.10.2021 | Katie de Swarte

Inheritance Claims CFA Success Fee Judgment

The Court of Appeal upholds the recoverability of CFA success fees in 1975 Act claims in the case of Hirachand v...

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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

Contentious Probate Dispute Surrounding Interpretation

The ‘nil rate band’ offers an incentive to testators to make their will in a tax-efficient manner, maximising the amount...

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20.10.2021 | Katie de Swarte

Handwriting Expert Witness Concludes Will Forgery

It’s not unheard of for an individual to forge someone’s will with the aim of securing an inheritance....

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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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