A daughter could lose the £260,000 home which she was awarded in a divorce settlement following a legal battle with the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) over a legacy agreement in her father’s Will.
On 7 September 2020, a statutory instrument temporarily legalising the witnessing of Wills through videoconferencing was laid before Parliament and will come into force at the end of the month (28 September 2020).
The coronavirus pandemic has seen a significant rise in the number of individuals looking to either create or update their Will, with enquiries increasing by 70 per cent since lockdown measures were introduced in March.
Contrary to popular opinion, the act of marriage/civil partnership automatically revokes an existing will unless you include a special clause in the original will stating that the Will is not be revoked.
There have been several notable cases involving inheritance disputes during the current pandemic that have been widely covered in the media. Two of the most prominent cases were the High Court battle over the estate of the ‘Watership Down’ author Richard Adams and the daughter who successfully invalidated the Will of her mother due to… Read more