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Heir Hunters Convicted of FraudNovember 7, 2013

When ‘heir hunters’ approached three family members with the unexpected news that they stood to inherit money from a person who died without leaving a...

Will Clarity Means Grandchildren Denied InheritanceOctober 23, 2013

When the wording of a will is clear, the likelihood of a successful challenge is much reduced. A recent dispute over a woman’s will illustrates...

High Court Upholds Deathbed Will ChangeOctober 7, 2013

When a terminally ill man changed his will by codicil shortly before he died, in order to provide for the woman he had been living...

Court Rectifies Conveyance Executed by AttorneySeptember 23, 2013

When a widow gave a power of attorney to her solicitor in 1985, she also executed a conveyance over the property in which she lived...

Gifts Not Part of Estate, Rules CourtSeptember 2, 2013

An assertion that cash gifts of £100,000 each to his two daughters should be considered to be part of a deceased man’s estate was given...

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