Category: Inheritance & will disputes
Inheritance Act claims – If you miss the boat, there may not be another!
In the recent case of Wickham v Riley  EWHC 3711 (Fam), the High Court allowed a claimant to issue […]
Will Disputes: Who Pays?
Legal costs and who pays them in will disputes; this is not a topic that many people get excited about. […]
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 […]
It’s a Fake Will; Undue Influence and Wills
A challenge to the validity of a will is often accompanied by a deep sense of moral outrage. That was […]
Dementia and Will Disputes; what do executors need to know?
Challenges to wills on the grounds of lack of mental capacity are likely to increase. An ageing population combined with […]
(Constructive) Trust no one
A fight between 3 siblings over their late mother’s home which led to a 5 day trial in the Central […]
What happens to your adopted children if you die without a Will
In January 2018 The Independent published a survey from MacMillan Cancer Support. The article began “Nearly two thirds of adults […]
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 […]
How do you dispute a Will?
When people talk about ‘will disputes’ (in England & Wales) what they are actually referring to is usually one of […]
Inheritance disputes – Coronavirus update for cohabitees
The current pandemic has resulted in a surge of people seeking advice about making a will. As a will disputes […]