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Vulnerable Woman’s Will OverturnedAugust 19, 2013

A recent case concerned the estate of a woman who died in 2008 aged 98. One of her sons had lived with her during the...

Challenge to Gift in Contemplation of Death FailsJuly 30, 2013

When a person expects to die, their thoughts often turn to those who have helped them most in life. In such circumstances, it is by...

Grieving Widow’s Will Declared InvalidJuly 16, 2013

An 80-year-old woman’s will has been declared invalid by the High Court on the ground that she was suffering a grief reaction following the deaths...

Attorney Control Absolute, Rules JudgeJuly 5, 2013

When someone is appointed under a power of attorney, their obligations can be onerous enough without the person who appointed them (the donor) trying to...

Will Challenge FailsJune 21, 2013

If you sign a will that is incorrectly drafted, you may think it would be a simple matter for the will to be amended after...

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