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Rectifying mistakes in wills post-Marley v Rawling

Published on: 08 April 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Rectifying mistakes in wills post-Marley v Rawling
  • Original news
  • What issues did this case raise? Why is it significant?
  • What did the court decide?
  • To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
  • What does all this mean for lawyers and their clients? What should they do next?
  • How does this fit in with other developments in this area? Do you have any predictions for future developments?

Article summary

Private Client analysis: Paula James, partner at Thomas Eggar, discusses the recent judgment of Slattery v Jagger, the latest in a line of cases that allow for wills to either be rectified or construed by the court in order to give effect to the testator’s intentions. It also serves as a salutary warning to private client practitioners to approach the will-drafting process with care and diligence as it could result in solicitors beginning to shoulder some of the costs burden in contested probate cases. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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