Private Client News

Daughters Who May Never Inherit Fail to Dislodge WillJuly 9, 2015

Although she had separated from her husband more than 20 years previously, a woman who died of a brain tumour in 2010 had not yet...

Compliance Failure Leads to Loss of Legal Right to Manage Partner’s AffairsJune 24, 2015

A man has recently been removed as the deputy (the person appointed by the Court of Protection (COP) to look after the finances of someone...

Sons Confirmed as Attorneys Despite ChallengeJune 10, 2015

Regrettably, cases in which the behaviour of an attorney for someone who is elderly or infirm is cause for an enquiry – and often an...

Online Assets ‘In Limbo’ WarningMay 22, 2015

According to a recent survey by the Co-Op, more than 94 per cent of all adults in the UK have an online account, yet only...

Support to Continue if Education ExtendedMay 11, 2015

When a dependant of a person who dies finds that they have not been provided for in the will of the deceased, and it would...

Care Home Funding Assessment ConfirmedApril 23, 2015

A woman who persuaded the court that a legal charge should not be taken over her mother's Worcestershire home by the local council in order...

Daughter Stripped of Power of AttorneyApril 7, 2015

In an example of the law stepping in to protect the vulnerable, a daughter has been stripped of responsibility for managing her mother's affairs after...

Order Copies of Wills OnlineMarch 24, 2015

The Government has announced that copies of wills and grants of probate can be obtained online or by post. Each record of probate will cost...

Family Liability For Care Home Fees Not Absolute Until Funding ResolvedMarch 5, 2015

Unpaid care home fees present a significant problem to care home owners across the country. A recent case dealt with a situation where fees were...

Farm Sale Not to be Held Up by Will DisputeFebruary 19, 2015

The children of a farmer who suffered from depression and committed suicide in 2013 had expected to inherit his estate. After his death, however, they...