Trusts, Wills and Probate Articles

Making Your Will – Guidance

It is easy to keep putting off making a will. However, having a valid will is the only way to guarantee that your estate goes...

Helping Your Executors

Being an executor is a demanding job at the best of times and a task that is made all the more difficult when the deceased...

How do I Leave Money to Charity in My Will?

It's easy to include a charity in your will, but you should always consult your solicitor before you write or change your will  to be...

What Happens on Intestacy?

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act came into force in late 2014. It changes intestacy law in England and Wales to allow a deceased's estate...

County Council Wrests Control of Dementia Sufferer’s Estate

When a person loses their ability to function intellectually, dealing with their affairs can be extremely difficult unless there is a power of attorney in...

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Trusts, Wills and Probate News

Reasonable Provision May Not Mean What You ThinkMarch 12, 2018

When a person is excluded from the will of someone on whom they were 'dependent', the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 provides...

Business Tycoon’s Wife Well Served by Lawyers Who Drafted Her WillJanuary 2, 2018

A solicitor's primary duty when drafting a will is to follow faithfully their client's instructions after giving accurate and level-headed advice. In a professional negligence...

Take Care When Appointing a Non-Lawyer as Your ExecutorDecember 15, 2017

When you appoint a solicitor to be the executor of your will, you can be assured that they will understand their duties and can be...

Ignoring Advice Not Path to SuccessNovember 15, 2017

There really is little point in instructing lawyers to represent you if you do not then listen to their advice. In one case which illustrates...

High Court Dementia Ruling – Judge Acts to Protect WidowSeptember 11, 2017

Amidst an ageing population, the role of judges in protecting the weak, vulnerable and infirm is of ever increasing importance. In one case that proves...

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