Lesley King discusses Blades v Isaac & Alexander  EWHC 601 (Ch), which raises some some interesting points on the role of executors and trustees of discretionary trusts.
Lesley discusses a recent First-tier Tribunal which saw executors who had chosen to administer an estate without professional advice left with personal liability for an income tax bill that they were unable to settle from the estate
Lesley King rounds up the latest talking points in private client law, including Lord Lucan’s officially declared dead after over 40 years, and a High Court ruling that the lack of a personal representative does not allow a beneficiary to bring an action to protect assets on behalf of an estate
As the dust settles on 2015, Roman Kubiak takes a look at some of the most notable recent cases in the contentious trusts and probate field
Lesley King considers a recent High Court decision that provides a useful reminder of the availability to trustees of the section 48 procedure under the Administration of Justice Act 1985.
The High Court has confirmed existing case law on the level of evidence required to rebut the presumption of due execution of a will that conforms with section 9 of the Wills Act 1837. Lesley King explains more
Lesley King rounds up the latest private client developments, including a proprietary estoppel case and Lord Lucan’s son’s move to have his father declared officially dead under the Presumption of Death Act
The Court of Appeal has ruled that civil partners’ spouses are not entitled to pension benefits accrued before December 2005
Lesley King discusses Ramsay v Ramsey  All ER (D) 32 (Sep), the latest in a long line of wills made by elderly people that has been challenged by one or more of their children on the basis of lack of testamentary capacity
Legislation was introduced in the Summer Finance Bill 2015, published in July, to provide for an additional main residence nil-rate band. Lesley King explains the implications for inheritance tax