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Private Client News

Mother’s Will Overridden by CourtJuly 28, 2015

A surprising decision by the Court of Appeal to award a daughter who had been deliberately excluded from her mother's will a substantial settlement from...

Kindly Builder Can Keep £470,000 InheritanceJuly 20, 2015

A kindly builder, who was rewarded with a £470,000 inheritance after befriending a pensioner and mending his leaking gutters for free, can keep the money...

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...

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