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When a Charitable Gift BackfiresSeptember 18, 2012

Making a bequest to a charity is relatively common. However, sometimes this can backfire spectacularly, as happened in the case of a Cheshire man who...

Confused and Inebriated Not Grounds for Invalidating WillSeptember 10, 2012

When an elderly woman decided to make a new will giving her entire estate to her neighbour, the attendance note prepared by the firm she...

Will Overturned After Challenge by RelativesAugust 27, 2012

A now retired solicitor who ‘assisted’ his two elderly aunts to change their wills, making him the principal beneficiary of both, has seen the court...

What is Reasonable Financial Provision?August 17, 2012

Second marriages are fruitful ground for disputes over estates and when the widow of a Sheffield multi-millionaire claimed against his £6 million estate under the...

Verbal Promise Insufficient to Change WillAugust 9, 2012

A farmer’s son who worked in the family farming business his whole life without receiving a proper wage was promised that he would inherit the...

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