Henrietta Mason comments on the long-awaited Supreme Court decision on whether a will failed to make reasonable provision for the deceased’s daughter and the grounds upon which a claim for provision can be brought.
John D Bunker, head of Private Client Knowledge Management at Thomas Eggar, brings you up to speed on the key private client measures in this year’s budget
Patrick Connolly explains the key financial planning points from this year’s autumn statement
Heather Ilott has been awarded £164,000 from the estate of her estranged mother by the Court of Appeal, even though her mother’s will expressly stated that she should receive nothing. Are other wills now at risk? Samantha Ewing and Margaret Windram considers what lessons can be learnt
The Court of Appeal has overturned a claim for donatio mortis causa (DMC) and added clarity to the law in this area. Clara Staunton, solicitor at Myerson, explains
This appeal raises fundamental questions as to the nature of the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction. What guidance can it offer us?
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that both domestic law and the requirements of article 5 of the ECHR currently mandate that P is joined to proceedings for judicial authorisation of the deprivation of their liberty
The High Court has upheld the 2013 will of an elderly bachelor who left his estate to a builder he befriended, leaving the beneficiaries of an earlier will disappointed. Matthew Duncan considers its significance to practitioners
A local authority has successfully challenged a ruling concerning the application of the property disregard when an individual enters residential care
On 3 December, George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement. Certified Financial Adviser Patrick Connolly outlines the key private client measures