Lesley King discusses section 33 of the Wills Act 1837.
Lesley King discusses the Earl of Cardigan’s action for the removal of the trustees of his Wiltshire estate, in which a trustee was ordered to pay back their salary after their relationship with the Earl broke down irreparably
Lesley King rounds up the latest developments in the world of private client, including an application under the Variation of Trusts Act, and a will in favour of a long-term carer being overturned by disappointed relatives.
Leading commercial mediator Andrew Hildebrand explains how mediation can be used effectively to manage private client disputes
Roman Kubiak considers two contentious probate cases: an attorney’s application to be appointed as substitute personal representative in place of a donor; and a property transfer set aside for presumed undue influence.
Lesley King discusses two new important pieces of OPG guidance, and an interesting – and somewhat surprising – case on maintenance under the Inheritance Act 1975
The joint select committee on statutory instruments has queried whether the proposed probate fee increases are within the lord chancellor’s powers and referred the draft regulation to parliament on the basis that it represents a tax.
Lesley King discusses new HMRC self-assessment guidance sheets, and why the failure to remove remove Jimmy Savile’s executors has implications for private client practitioners.
Lesley King provides commentary on the impact of 4ALMD on practitioners.
Roman Kubiak, partner at Hugh James, takes a look at some of the most notable cases in the contentious trusts and probate field over the last few months.