Trusts, Wills and Probate News

Composer’s Family Loses Will ChallengeJune 8, 2012

When Oscar-winning composer Sir Malcolm Arnold died in 2006, aged 84, he left a will bequeathing his house, his car, his valuable manuscripts and a...

Court Agrees ‘Too Much, Too Soon’ PleaMay 14, 2012

Having too much, too soon has been the cause of the ruin of many a life. Worried that this might be the fate awaiting her...

Court Agrees ‘Too Much, Too Soon’ PleaMay 14, 2012

Having too much, too soon has been the cause of the ruin of many a life. Worried that this might be the fate awaiting her...

Assisted Signature Case Decided by Court of AppealMay 2, 2012

A case recently heard by the Court of Appeal illustrates that long-running litigation can result when a will is home made. The decision also contains...

Assisted Signature Case Decided by Court of AppealMay 2, 2012

A case recently heard by the Court of Appeal illustrates that long-running litigation can result when a will is home made. The decision also contains...

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...

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...

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...