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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
What ae the implications of the Ilott case? How to make a successful claim? How to defend one?
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
There was quite a good piece in the Times today (8th March 2017/Firewall) by Alice Thomson who writes elegantly on the issue of death and how families need support when someone passes away close to them.She does not specifically source the figur...
Monday, 6 March 2017
The probate fees are changing from May 2017. Here are somebrief questions and answers which include our thoughts on the changes.According to government spin on the issue, the changes are part of a drive toreduce the cost of running courts and tr...
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Book Outline - A practicalguide to elderly law – Published by Law Brief Publishing The book focuses onkey legal and negotiation issues including inheritance claims, will validity,dealing with difficult executors, trusts, court of protectio...
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
It may not necessarily happen and this can be down to the (in)competence of the mediator but  the mediator’s role is to act as a catalyst to enable the parties toresolve the difficulty for themselves. To do this the mediator will...
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Background In the case of Larke v Nugus, the Court of Appeal refused toorder those challenging the will to pay the costs of the challenge even though thewill was found to be valid. This was because the solicitor who had prepared thewill refused ...
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
When is mediation cheaper and more expensive than litigation?
Friday, 24 February 2017
Broadly speaking there are three steps to challenging an assessment decision which goes against your family.These are: 1 Ask the CCG to review your case. Explain why you want your case reviewed and why you think the person is elig...
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Challenging Continuing Healthcare Decisions
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Caveats and Inheritance Claims