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Private Client News

Couple Jailed for Misappropriation of Elderly Woman’s AssetsFebruary 10, 2014

The wisdom of having professional oversight of attorney arrangements has yet again been made clear following the conviction of a Teesside couple for defrauding the...

Supreme Court Upholds Will Signed in ErrorJanuary 24, 2014

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has rectified the will of a man who signed his wife's will by mistake. Alfred and Maureen Rawlings made...

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’...

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