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Webinar: Testamentary capacity (13 September 2017) OnDemand

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View this webinar and benefit from an up-to-date overview of the law relating to testamentary capacity plus practical tips for avoiding common pitfalls in practice. 

The session will cover:

  • the refinement of the Banks v Goodfellow test
  • a review of recent case law and what constitutes incapacity
  • the impact of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 on testamentary capacity
  • a review of the ‘golden rule’ as a means of avoiding disputes
  • practitioners’ duties
  • practical tips for avoiding common pitfalls
  • the statutory will alternative where a client lacks testamentary capacity.

You will benefit from:

  • obtaining an up-to-date overview of the law
  • practical guidance on identifying when testamentary capacity is an issue and how to address it
  • alternatives where the client lacks testamentary capacity.

Speakers: Claire van Overdijk and Jennifer Seaman, Outer Temple Chambers.

Claire van Overdijk is a barrister at Outer Temple Chambers where she practises in mental capacity law and private client law generally. She has extensive experience in mental capacity law, has published a number of books on the subject, and is ranked by Chambers and Partners for her expertise in the property and affairs jurisdiction of the Court of Protection. Claire sits on the STEP Mental Capacity Global SIG Steering Committee.

Jennifer Seaman is a barrister at Outer Temple Chambers where she practices in chancery related litigation including testamentary issues, trusts, probate disputes, insolvency and professional negligence related issues. She was appointed to the Attorney General’s B panel in June 2016 and has been recognised in the legal directories as a leading junior for a number of years.

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