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Assisted Signature Case Decided by Court of AppealMay 2, 2012

A case recently heard by the Court of Appeal illustrates that long-running litigation can result when a will is home made. The decision also contains...

Scots Change Intestacy LawApril 20, 2012

The laws of intestacy that apply in Scotland are not the same as those in England and Wales. However, following recent changes to the laws...

Executors Pay Price for IntransigenceApril 5, 2012

A battle over a relatively modest estate of less than £150,000 shows the sense of achieving a negotiated settlement where possible rather than resorting to...

Settlement Does Not Prevent Will ChallengeMarch 23, 2012

When a dependant of a deceased person is unexpectedly not provided for under the will, the normal course of action is to bring a claim...

Failure to Comply With Procedure Invalidates WillMarch 8, 2012

One of the basic rules for creating a valid will is that it must be signed by the testator and the signature must be witnessed...

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