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Court of Appeal Upholds Overturning of Unfair WillDecember 5, 2012

When a Yorkshire farmer disinherited his son and left the whole of his estate to his daughter, the son challenged the will in court. The...

Government to Introduce Presumption of Death LegislationNovember 23, 2012

Each year approximately 250,000 people are reported missing in the UK and some of these people are never seen again. In England and Wales this...

When a Gift Cannot Be Made, What Happens?October 22, 2012

When a charitable gift in a will fails (other than because the estate lacks the assets necessary to make the bequest), the resulting effect on...

Daughter Gains Property in Litigation With MotherOctober 9, 2012

Failing to make formal arrangements over who should own property is a frequent cause of family disputes. One such case concerned an industrial unit, which was...

Court Steps In to Prevent Battle Over EstateOctober 1, 2012

When a person no longer has the mental capacity to make a valid will (‘testamentary capacity’ in legal terms), an application can be made for...

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