Category: James Urquhart-Burton
Disputed estates – Who is responsible for paying the solicitors’ costs?
Whether you are challenging or defending the validity of a will, it can be easy to overlook the importance and […]
Executors removed from office: the recent decision in Hudman v Morris
The recent court decision in Hudman v Morris, resulted in the removal of two executors from their office and the […]
Mental Capacity and Wills; is the law out of date?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 […]
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 […]
Do you need an assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare?
NHS Continuing Healthcare is the name given to the funding and support which the NHS is legally required to provide […]
Will Disputes: Who Pays?
Legal costs and who pays them in will disputes; this is not a topic that many people get excited about. […]
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 […]
NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding and Dementia
Dementia presents in different ways which often leads to a diagnosis of a specific type of dementia, although it is […]
Care home top up fees – Do I have to pay them?
Local Authorities are asking family members to “top up” their loved one’s care home fees. What’s this all about and […]
Paying for Care Home Fees during the Coronavirus Pandemic
How are care home fees usually paid? The rules are complicated and vary depending on your personal circumstances, but broadly, […]