Promises and Will Disputes
“The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it” said Napoleon Bonaparte. Wise words indeed, especially in […]
The Rules of Intestacy: Why Making a Will is Essential
The rules of intestacy are governed by the Law of England and Wales and outline how an estate should be […]
Probate – What is it and What is my Role?
What is Probate? Probate is often referred to as the process of dealing with a person’s ‘estate’ after they have […]
Aretha Franklin Will Dispute: Say a Little Prayer…
This week’s news on Aretha Franklin’s unfortunate family Will dispute raises the question on whether handwritten/DIY Wills are ever a […]
Can I Remove an Executor of a Will?
Usually, the answer to this question will be ‘no’. The circumstances under which an executor can be removed from their […]
My Will is valid. How then can my last wishes be ignored?
You may find it hard to believe but it’s true – sometimes despite having a valid Will, your wishes can […]
Caveat; what’s that?
The word ‘caveat’ is Latin and means literally ‘let him beware’. In terms of will disputes, it means a notice […]
Wife excluded from late husband’s will brings successful claim and is awarded 50% of his estate
The recently decided case of Kaur v Estate of Karnail Singh & Ors  EWHC 304 (Fam) serves to remind […]
To Bind or Not to Bind? – Pitfalls of Mutual Wills and How They Differ from Mirror Wills
Mutual Wills are a type of Will, often called a ‘Mutually Binding’ or a ‘Mutually Irrevocable’ Will, for many reasons, […]
When can a ‘mistake’ in a will be corrected?
A headline in the Mail on 20th January 2023 is a classic example of not letting the facts get in […]