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 […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best
Every three minutes one person in the UK is diagnosed with Dementia. (https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20027/news_and_media/541/facts_for_the_media) Of course, no one likes to think […]