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Private Client News

OPG Outlines Investigation Policy on Abuse by Attorneys and DeputiesFebruary 16, 2016

With a steady and increasing trickle of cases involving the misappropriation of assets by attorneys appointed by people who have lost the ability to look...

Court Decides ‘Issue’ IssueFebruary 5, 2016

Words are the very stuff of law. Whilst in most instances the legal meaning of a word is the same as its meaning in everyday...

Lack of Proof Stymies Claim Against EstateJanuary 22, 2016

A recent case shows clearly, yet again, how important it is not to rely on oral promises. When a woman gave substantial sums to the man...

Mental Capacity – Importance and AssessmentJanuary 8, 2016

When a person lacks mental capacity, they are unable to create any valid legal agreement – for example to make a valid will. Challenges to...

Failed Will Dispute May Cost Woman Her HomeDecember 24, 2015

A woman who contested the will her father made shortly before he died has been left with a legal bill larger than her inheritance, after...

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