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22.3.2024 | Katie de Swarte

Forged Wills

If the contents of a will comes as a surprise, then one of the things to consider is whether the...

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Deed of variation to a will
3.11.2023 | Katie de Swarte

Deed of Variation: Making a Change to an...

What is a deed of variation? A deed of variation is a legal document which can be used to alter...

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9.6.2023 | Katie de Swarte

Will Dispute Case Law

New Births And New Relationships? Review Your Will To Avoid A Dispute You’d imagine a wealthy businessman with assets...

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9.6.2023 | Katie de Swarte

Of Bad Character: Undue Influence Claim Succeeds

Naidoo v Barton: undue influence and the risks of mutual wills Can someone’s bad character be used to prove...

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19.1.2022 | Katie de Swarte

Making an International Will: Case Study

Making an International Will If you own assets in more than one country, it’s important to make a robust...

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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. An individual who claims reasonable provision...

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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

Dispute Surrounding Interpretation of Will

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

Successful contesting a will claim following testimony of handwriting expert It’s not unheard of for an individual to forge...

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20.10.2021 | Katie de Swarte

Understanding Testamentary Capacity

What is testamentary capacity? Testamentary capacity refers to a person’s legal and mental ability to create a valid will....

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