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Private Client analysis: This case concerned the conflicting wishes of the deceased’s relations regarding arrangements for his burial. By the time of...
26th Oct
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Private Client analysis: John Bunker, consultant solicitor and chartered tax adviser, and Thomas Pape, associate, at Irwin Mitchell discuss the...
9th Oct
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Private Client analysis: Testators commonly provide in their Wills for a gift to ‘such of my children as shall survive me in equal shares’ or words to...
2nd Oct
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Family analysis: The court held that there was no jurisdiction for a 41-year-old man to receive child maintenance from his parents under section 27 of...
2nd Oct
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Private Client analysis: Mark Lindley, partner at Boodle Hatfield, discusses the new rules in the Wills Act 1837 (Electronic Communications)...
23rd Sep
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Dispute Resolution analysis: This important decision clarifies the approach to be taken when costs are sought against a litigation friend. Is such a...
28th Aug
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Dispute Resolution analysis: The so-called ‘slip rule’ under CPR 40.12, which allows the court to ‘correct an accidental slip or omission in a...
21st Aug
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Private Client analysis: A claim brought by the daughter of the deceased against her sister and brother-in-law challenging a Will and an inter-vivos...
17th Aug
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Private Client analysis: The deceased, who was a convicted paedophile, died leaving an estate worth in excess of £4.5m. It was apparent to the...
12th Aug
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Private Client analysis: This article considers the changes that are being made to the requirements for a valid Will and codicil amid the coronavirus...
6th Aug
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Private Client analysis: The final rules on changes to the Trust Registration Service (TRS) have been published. Jennifer Smithson and Robin Vos of...
31st Jul
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Private Client analysis: The court held that by referring to ‘such all of my nephew’s and niece’s children’ the testator was intending to include...
31st Jul
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Private Client analysis: Where parties had agreed that property would be acquired and held by some of them as trustees for themselves and others, and...
20th Jul
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Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: The High Court found that an out-of-court appointment of an administrator by the executors of an estate was...
10th Jul
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Private Client analysis: The claimant sought to prove duplicate homemade Wills of a 35-year-old man with learning difficulties that had been signed on...
9th Jul
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Private Client analysis: John Bunker, consultant solicitor and chartered tax adviser and Thomas Pape, associate, at Irwin Mitchell, update their...
8th Jul
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Private Client analysis: A Will named three executors (one professional plus the two residuary beneficiaries). The clause naming the executors only...
7th Jul
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Private Client analysis: The High Court has ordered two friends of the deceased involved in drafting and witnessing his disputed Will to give...
16th Jun
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Private Client analysis: The mobile homes legislation provides a complex sui generis legislative framework regulating the relationship between the...
9th Jun
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Private Client analysis: The case concerned an application for relief from forfeiture made by an applicant who had been convicted of murdering her...
2nd Jun

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