Category: Private Clients

The key reasons why newlyweds should write a new Will

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.

Ministry of Justice set to announce legalisation of virtually witnessed Wills

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is set to announce the legalisation of Wills witnessed via video calls, through video platforms such as Zoom, Skype and Microsoft Teams.

Number of Power of Attorney arrangements continues to increase

The number of people in the UK putting Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) arrangements in place has continued to increase in 2020, with more than 200,000 submitted in the first quarter of this year.

Inheritance dispute: High Court upholds oral agreement to share property

The High Court has upheld an oral agreement between three siblings, John Archibald, Brenda Archibald and Patsy Alexander, to share a house, following an inheritance dispute.

COVID-19: Are inheritance disputes more likely than ever?

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…
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