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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...

Defunct Charity GiftSeptember 25, 2012

A bequest in a will can fail for a number of reasons, one of the commonest of which is that the beneficiary is uncertain. For...

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...

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