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Contentious Probate Update - 2017 (part 2)Subscription

3 May 2017By

Roman Kubiak takes a look at some of the biggest and most relevant cases for practitioners to hit the legal headlines since the start of 2017, with claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 appearing particularly heavily.

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Working it out

14 February 2017By

Mediating may not make an unhappy family happy, but it can be a useful way of helping you sort out sensitive private client issues before they escalate. Andrew Hildebrand explains

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Helping handsSubscription

14 February 2017By

Stuart Adams reviews a new title from the Law Society on all aspects of contentious probate work

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In principleSubscription

15 November 2016By

The courts are increasingly willing to entertain proprietary estoppel claims and to hone the various limbs of the law. George Mallet examines two recent Court of Appeal decisions

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New habits

15 November 2016By

Philip Giles explains how private client, property and family departments can best work together when advising co-habitees, highlighting the risks and opportunities involved

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Year of decisionSubscription

21 July 2016By ,

Anna Bicarregui and Alex Ruck Keene review the most important cases of the past year relating to the assessment of mental capacity, and to the consequences of being found to lack capacity both inside the Court of Protection and at common law

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Back to Basics: Lifetime giftsSubscription

21 July 2016By

Lifetime gifts are made for a number of reasons, two of the most common being generosity and a wish to save inheritance tax. Lesley King looks at the matters to consider in order for the gift to be valid.


Using mediation to resolve private client disputes

7 June 2016By

Leading commercial mediator Andrew Hildebrand explains how mediation can be used effectively to manage private client disputes

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