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Mental Capacity and Wills; is the law out of date?

An appeal to the High Court reported in the Daily Mail on 29th March 2021 has brought attention to a […]


by Ridley&Hall in Contentious probate, Inheritance & will disputes, Sarah Young, Will Disputes posted April 6, 2021.

Mental Capacity and Wills; is the law out of date?

An appeal to the High Court reported in the Daily Mail on 29th March 2021 has brought attention to a […]


by Ridley&Hall in Inheritance & will disputes, James Urquhart-Burton, Sarah Young posted February 19, 2021.

Inheritance Act claims – If you miss the boat, there may not be another!

In the recent case of Wickham v Riley [2020] EWHC 3711 (Fam), the High Court allowed a claimant to issue […]


by Ridley&Hall in Inheritance & will disputes, Inheritance Tax, James Urquhart-Burton, Sarah Young posted February 12, 2021.

Will Disputes: Who Pays?

Legal costs and who pays them in will disputes;  this is not a topic that many people get excited about. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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