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Private Client analysis: The court declined to admit two purported Wills of the deceased in favour of her son, the claimant, to probate following a...
29th May
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Private Client analysis: In a careful and interesting judgment, Judd J analyses the use of the inherent jurisdiction to recognise foreign adoption...
27th May
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Dispute Resolution analysis: This decision represents an expansion in the understood scope of CPR 19.8A with claims in respect of property subject to...
22nd May
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Private Client analysis: Penelope Reed QC, Miranda Allardice and Barbara Rich, barristers at 5 Stone Buildings, examine how to achieve a resolution of...
20th May
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Private Client analysis: In two recent cases involving claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (IPFDA 1975), the...
18th May
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Private Client analysis: Ruth Hughes and Eliza Eagling, barristers at 5 Stone Buildings, offer practical advice for remote private client hearings, in...
13th May
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Private Client analysis: The forfeiture rule, which in certain circumstances precludes a person who has unlawfully killed another from acquiring a...
12th May
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Dispute Resolution analysis: This High Court decision provides a detailed analysis of a number of the exceptions to the without prejudice (WP) rule...
11th May
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Private Client analysis: The application in this case was for a declaration as to the proper construction of two clauses in a badly drafted Will. The...
5th May
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Private Client analysis: John Bunker, head of Knowledge Development, Tax Trusts & Estate, and Thomas Pape, Associate, at Irwin Mitchell, discuss the...
22nd Apr
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Private Client analysis: Ian Bond, chair of the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee, examines the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the...
8th Apr
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Private Client analysis: A Will made in 2008 by the late Law Lord, Lord Templeman, was held not invalid for lack of testamentary capacity. Lord...
2nd Apr
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Property Disputes analysis: The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court judge's order that, having promised the respondent son that he would inherit a...
31st Mar
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Private Client analysis: Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the Family Division, considered the categories of person who can make requests under the...
31st Mar
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Private Client analysis: The Will established a discretionary trust for the testatrix’s issue with a standard power to add any person as an additional...
12th Mar
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Private Client analysis: The Court of Appeal demonstrated how whether a case is a loss of chance case or gives full recovery may depend on whose...
9th Mar
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Private Client analysis: ND v LD was a dispute between parents about the burial arrangements for their child, where the child had been murdered by the...
5th Mar
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Dispute Resolution: The Court of Appeal held that a disclosure order obtained by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) against Sports Direct in...
27th Feb
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Private Client analysis: The recent decision in Kelly v Brennan is significant in that the court held that it was able to rectify a Will by applying...
25th Feb
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Private Client analysis: In an application for a declaration of presumed death under the Presumption of Death Act 2013 (PDA 2013) the court was...
18th Feb

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