Private Client Section

Our unique Spotlights tell you, quickly and simply, what you need to know about recent developments in case law, legislation and practice, focusing on what matters to you as a practitioner

Henrietta Mason

Spotlight: Ilott v The Blue Cross and others [2017] UKSC 17Subscription

17 March 2017By

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 bunker

Spotlight: Budget 2016Subscription

24 March 2016By

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

Spotlight: Autumn Statement 2015Subscription

26 November 2015By

Patrick Connolly explains the key financial planning points from this year’s autumn statement

Samantha Ewing

Spotlight: Ilott v Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797

5 August 2015By

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

Clara Staunton

Spotlight: King v Chiltern Dog RescueSubscription

21 July 2015By

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 

annabel lee

Spotlight: Re MN (Adult)Subscription

30 June 2015By

This appeal raises fundamental questions as to the nature of the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction. What guidance can it offer us? 

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