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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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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20.10.2021 | Isabelle James

Birth parent fails to overturn adoption...

Most adoption applications go through smoothly and it is only in the minority of cases that birth parents seek to...

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19.10.2021 | Claire Andrews

The Same-Sex Divorce Process

What Happens When a Same-Sex Relationship Breaks Down? Recent news of Rylan Clark-Neal and Dan Neal’s divorce after failing...

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19.10.2021 | Claire Andrews

What is a Decree Absolute?

A Decree Absolute is the final stage in divorce proceedings and the document that officially ends the marriage.  This article...

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19.10.2021 | Claire Andrews

What is a Decree Nisi?

In England and Wales, there are three key stages to the divorce process:  The Divorce Petition The Decree Nisi The...

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6.10.2021 | Rob Aylott

£5,000,000 lump sum settlement

Our lawyers achieved a £5m settlement for a 54-year-old man following a motorbike accident. As a result of the accident,...

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