Though it does not occur often, sometimes two people die in circumstances which render it difficult, or indeed impossible to determine who died first.
    Since 2021, there has been a marked increase in Contentious Probate Claims noted by legal professionals practicing in this sector. It has been...
    Though it may sound fanciful, legal professionals practicing in Contentious Probate often hear accusations of forged signatures on Wills and similar...
    A recent case, Grand View Private Trust Co Ltd & Anor v Wen-Young Wong & Others (Bermuda) (2022) UKPC 47, dealt with by the Privy Council has...
    Are you a former client of McClures Solicitors or Universal Wealth Preservation, and have you set up an ‘Asset Protection Trust’ (also known as a...
    In light of the potential legal costs involved in instructing a Solicitor, whether to contest the validity of a Will or in defending such a...
    In the recent Court of Appeal judgment of Da Silva v Hesleton & Ors (2022) EWCA Civ 880, there has been a landmark decision as to the correct...
    There has recently been a lot in the news about the apparent rise in what are known as “predatory marriages”, particularly in respect of the effect...
    Where there is any dispute or uncertainty about the meaning of a will, the courts can be asked to decide the point.However, the court’s ability in...
    The recent case of Cooper v Chapman (2022) resulted in a somewhat remarkable judgement regarding the validity of a will.
    If you have been notified about a challenge to a will relating to an estate in which you have an interest, you may wonder whether you can defend the...
    Disputes regarding wills and estates are increasingly common. This is largely due to more complex family arrangements (i.e. second or later...
    If you have been notified about a challenge to a will relating to an estate in which you have an interest, you may wonder whether you can defend the...
    A big consideration for many when they are thinking about how to contest a will or are facing a challenge to the validity of a will, is how much it...
    When it comes to the process of contesting a will, there is no legal requirement for a solicitor to be instructed. There is absolutely nothing...
    If you have found out about a will having been made in circumstances where you question the validity of the same, an initial question you may ask is,
    As part of the process of contesting a will, you will need to make sure that you can successfully challenge the validity of the will. The usual...
    In a controversial announcement made by the Government on 25 July 2020, wills witnessed via video link are to be legalised temporarily. As expected,...
    An estranged adult child who, along with her siblings, had been disinherited from benefitting from her late father’s estate worth in the region of...
    In March 2017 the Supreme Court’s ruling in Ilott v The Blue Cross and others (previously known as Ilott v Mitson) was handed down. Despite a number...
    In August 2016, a family won their legal battle to overturn their brother’s will after it was found that the deceased, David Poole, did not know and...
    Inheritance disputes are never far from the headlines with more people realising that they may (in certain circumstances) be able to bring a claim...
    In February 2016, a woman won her legal battle to stop her partner’s share in their property passing to his estranged wife, but the matter did not...