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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...

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...

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