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by Ridley&Hall in Contentious probate, Inheritance & will disputes, Sarah Young posted January 28, 2021.

Inheritance Battle over ‘secret trust’

The Daily Mail has today reported on a case currently in the High Court involving a “bitter inheritance fight” brought […]


by Ridley&Hall in Contentious probate, Sarah Young, Trust disputes, Will Disputes, Wills posted January 19, 2021.

Court Decision on Forged Wills; Bad News for Fraudsters

A Judge has made a startling finding in a case about a forged Will which could lead to many more […]


The Inheritance Act and Minor Children

Can minor children make a claim against an estate? Yes.  The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 allows […]


by Ridley&Hall in Contentious probate, Inheritance & will disputes, Sarah Young, Will Disputes posted March 31, 2020.

The Will Judge’s Will; Valid or Not?

Lord Templeman was a highly respected High Court judge who laid down the ‘golden rule’ in the 1975 case of […]


Assisted dying and the law; why you can be disinherited for helping a loved one to die

A court case earlier this year has highlighted an astonishingly cruel quirk of the law, where a wife who helped […]


Disabled elderly lady not left enough money in her partner’s Will for a roof over her head

Imagine you (Mary) and your partner (Burt) have lived together for 15 years – you were not married and did […]


Two-thirds of Brits worry about fraud in care homes, survey finds

This article appeared in the Daily Mirror on Thursday 27th June 2019 – click here to view 63% of Brits […]


by Ridley&Hall in Contentious probate, Inheritance & will disputes, Sarah Young posted October 12, 2018.

Executor/beneficiary dispute; who you gonna call?

My client, Paul, was locked in a bitter dispute with his sister Clare when he first came to see me […]


by Ridley&Hall in Contentious probate, Sarah Young, Wills posted June 18, 2018.

Cheap Wills; Hidden Horrors Revealed

Having your will prepared by a non-lawyer, on the cheap, may be highly risky for your loved ones. I recently […]


by Ridley&Hall in Contentious probate, Inheritance & will disputes, Sarah Young posted April 3, 2018.

Don’t Let Your Heart Rule Your Head; Defending an Estate in a Will Dispute

When a loved one dies and you find out that someone is bringing a claim against their estate, emotions can […]


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