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Appropriation is a process by which a personal representative or a trustee uses a specific asset in the estate or trust fund, to meet in full or in...
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9th Nov
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What a residuary gift comprisesThe residuary estate will not necessarily comprise only cash, but will usually include other assets that have not been...
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9th Nov
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Revocation of a WillA Will is revocable at any time during the testator's lifetime. A testator may not revoke their Will in any manner they choose: a...
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9th Nov
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Hotchpot clauses in Wills can be very useful in equalising benefits between beneficiaries. They also have a place in respect of a partial intestacy....
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9th Nov
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Where one of several executors diesSection 5 of the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (AEA 1925) states that the office of executor is personal to...
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9th Nov
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STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
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9th Nov
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): As announced on 17 April 2020, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, authorised District Probate...
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9th Nov
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STOP PRESS: With effect from 2 November 2020, the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1987, SI 1987/2024 (NCPR 1987) are amended by the Non-Contentious...
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9th Nov
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Warning to caveator, Rule 44(5)In the High Court of JusticeFamily Division[The nominated registry as defined by rule 44(15)]To [name] of [address] a...
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9th Nov
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Identification of beneficial interestsThe personal representatives (PRs) of an estate must identify:•the beneficiary or beneficiaries entitled to each...
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9th Nov

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There are a number of reasons why a gift may fail, including where a gift has lapsed. For further guidance on the various reasons for the failure of a...
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25th Nov
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The meaning of words commonly found in Private Client drafting and legislation which are intended to refer to children can differ depending on the...
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25th Nov
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This questionnaire is to help us to make an initial assessment of your needs and to enable us to give you the best advice in the light of your...
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23rd Nov
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Usually, the draftsperson will have met the client to take instructions and will have obtained all the relevant information regarding their...
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23rd Nov
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When the Will is drafted, it is important to consider as many eventualities as possible, to ensure that the gifts made in the Will can take effect as...
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20th Nov
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): For guidance on the difficulties and practicalities of taking instructions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, see...
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20th Nov
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This document provides general guidance regarding the reasons for and process involved in making a Will. Your Private Client practitioner will be able...
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19th Nov
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The Will drafting part of the WIQS Protocol sets out, in effect, a blueprint for the conducting of a Will drafting transaction. It does not tell the...
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19th Nov
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Hotchpot clauses in Wills can be useful in equalising benefits between beneficiaries.The hotchpot rule is also applied in cases of partial intestacy...
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18th Nov
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Acquisition or appropriation of remainderman's interestUnder the life interest trust, the life tenant would either be entitled to live in the property...
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Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 10th Nov
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Various jurisdictions outside of the UK recognise the concept of adult adoption. There are a number of reasons why adult adoption might be thought to...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 9th Nov
Precedents
1RevocationI [full name of testator] of [address of testator] revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me [to the extent that and so far...
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9th Nov
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1RevocationI [full name of testator] of [address of testator] revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me[ to the extent that and so far...
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9th Nov
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1RevocationI [full name of testator] of [address of testator] revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me [to the extent that and so far...
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9th Nov
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1RevocationI [full name of testator] of [address of testator] revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me[ to the extent that and so far...
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9th Nov
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1RevocationI [full name of testator] of [address of testator] revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me[ to the extent that and so far...
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9th Nov
Precedents
1RevocationI [full name of testator] of [address of testator] revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me[ to the extent that and so far...
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9th Nov
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1RevocationI [full name of testator] of [address of testator] revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me[ to the extent that and so far...
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