Wills, Trusts and Probate

May 5, 2022

Is your art in the right place?

For some wealthy individuals a great deal of their income is spent on art or other luxury assets. Levels of spending can…

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April 26, 2022

Inheritance Tax and the Acceptance-in-Lieu Scheme: What is it and how does it work?

As a general rule assets of a deceased over the value of the nil rate band (currently £325,000) are chargeable at 40%…

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March 23, 2022

High Court Declares ‘Illiterate’ Business Tycoon’s £100 Million Will Invalid

Your assets are your own and, when making your will, you have complete freedom to leave them to whomever you choose. As…

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March 10, 2022

Moral and Legal Obligations are Different – Family Inheritance Dispute

There can be a world of difference between a moral obligation and a legal one. The High Court made that point in rejecting…

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February 17, 2022

Update Your Will Today – This is What Can Happen If You Don’t

Family relationships can become increasingly complex over time, particularly where marital breakdown intervenes, and that is why it is so important to…

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February 4, 2022

Disinherited Widow Can Pursue Reasonable Provision Claim Despite Delay

If someone on whom you depend financially dies without reasonably providing for you in their will, you should contact a solicitor straight…

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January 18, 2022

Ambiguous Wills – Court of Appeal Gives Effect to Deceased’s Intentions

Where words used in a will are ambiguous, judges will strive to interpret them in a way that gives effect to the…

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January 7, 2022

High Court Aids Widow Left in Precarious Position by Husband’s Death

If someone on whom you depended for support has died……

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December 16, 2021

Inheritance and the Impact of Intestacy on Stepchildren

In an era of increasingly fluid family relationships, many children are brought up by step-parents – but what is the consequence of…

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December 2, 2021

Father Who Disinherited Daughter Lacked Capacity to Make a Valid Will

You are perfectly entitled to write your children or other close family members out of your will, but such a course can…

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