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Category: Samantha Hirst


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 […]


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 […]


(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 […]


by Ridley&Hall in Elderly Abuse, Financial Abuse, James Urquhart-Burton, Samantha Hirst, Sarah Young posted June 24, 2020.

When can a property transfer be set aside?

The transfer of all or part of an interest in a property is a hugely important issue as for many […]


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 […]


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 […]


by Ridley&Hall in Inheritance & will disputes, Samantha Hirst posted March 26, 2019.

An Executors’ Guide – Challenges when dealing with an Estate and how to deal with them

Being appointed as an executor is a great honour.  The testator (the person who made the will) trusted you implicitly […]


by Ridley&Hall in Samantha Hirst posted March 13, 2018.

Over 65 and living with your partner? What can I do to protect my legal position?

According to the Royal London there are more than 300,000 over-65s in England and Wales who are not married and […]


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