Private Client News

Scots Change Intestacy LawApril 20, 2012

The laws of intestacy that apply in Scotland are not the same as those in England and Wales. However, following recent changes to the laws...

Executors Pay Price for IntransigenceApril 5, 2012

A battle over a relatively modest estate of less than £150,000 shows the sense of achieving a negotiated settlement where possible rather than resorting to...

Settlement Does Not Prevent Will ChallengeMarch 23, 2012

When a dependant of a deceased person is unexpectedly not provided for under the will, the normal course of action is to bring a claim...

Failure to Comply With Procedure Invalidates WillMarch 8, 2012

One of the basic rules for creating a valid will is that it must be signed by the testator and the signature must be witnessed...

Sisters Lose Battle Over Father’s EstateFebruary 23, 2012

Three sisters who challenged their late father’s will have lost their battle at the High Court. The will was made the day George Wharton, who was...