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Avoiding Will DisputesJanuary 10, 2014

It is common for couples to make what are called ‘mirror wills’ – in which both wills contain essentially the same clauses. These wills are...

Unhappy Beneficiary Counts CostDecember 30, 2013

When a beneficiary initiated ‘considerable efforts’ to check up on the activities of the executor of a deceased woman’s estate, the decision to investigate the...

Mental Capacity is Task SpecificDecember 16, 2013

The law relating to mental capacity (the legal term for soundness of mind) does not stipulate that a person has to be ‘capable’ or ‘incapable’...

County Council Wrests Control of Dementia Sufferer’s EstateDecember 4, 2013

When a person loses their ability to function intellectually, dealing with their affairs can be extremely difficult unless there is a power of attorney in...

Intestacy Law Shake-Up Ahead as Bill Enters LordsNovember 19, 2013

Following an extensive consultation, the Government has introduced the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill into the House of Lords. The Bill aims to reform the laws...

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