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Tuesday, 16 May 2017
If you are engaged in a will dispute particularly over the validity of a will accumulation of evidence is critical. What are the key things to focus on?A non exhaustive list of things to do include: 1 Get Thewill –  To attack the...
Monday, 15 May 2017
As a result of the specialised nature of NHS continuing healthcare and if you are in need of having specific support,  then you do what you can to find an organisation/lawyer with the right expertise and experience ...
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
With respect Brexit and the recent hard-nosed statements of Thersa May, and Jean Claude Junker regarding the recent Downing Street dinner it is blindingly obvious that both the Conservative PM and the Commission EU President have ...
Monday, 8 May 2017
The common law standard was laid down in Banks v Goodfellow whichis that the testator must do three things:i) Understand the nature of his act(sound mind)that is he is making a will and its effects?ii) Understand the extent of his prop...
Friday, 5 May 2017
If you do not want to act as executor, renunciation is a possibility.However, It is also only possible where an executor has not alreadyintermeddled with the estate.Anyone named as an executor in a will may abandon the roleby signing a...
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Often, it is only once an executor has taken probate and theadministration of the estate has, or should have, commenced that problemsoccur, in particular where an executor is uncommunicative, slow and inefficientin the administration of the esta...
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
According to media reports, The EU’s chief negotiator hasadmitted to a clash with Theresa May during last week’s dinner in DowningStreet and warned that the size of the multibillion pound bill the Britishgovernment will be presented ...
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Removing an executor is a last resort and this can be dome under s. 50of the Administration of Justice Act 1985.A dated case but still relevant is Heyman v Dobson [2007] EWHC3503, where a residuary beneficiary broug...
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
From my experience of mediation what are the most common failings of lawyers during mediation? Here are some examples. Lack ofConfidence in the Process – There are many lawyers who lack confidence,understanding of the process and...
Monday, 17 April 2017
According to the Mail on Sunday, Cecil Parkinson's disabledchild is suing her late father's estate as mother claims he is 'starving theminto submission' from beyond the grave  Sara Keays wants the estate of former Conservative minister Ceci...
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