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Under the influenceSubscription

14 February 2018By

The Law Commission’s recent proposals for electronic wills in its consultation on wills reform made the headlines. Chris Gambs argues the commission’s recommendations on reforming the law on undue influence are far more significant – and have a better chance of being implemented

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Brain trust

19 September 2017By

Lesley King provides an update on recent developments in private client law

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Workshop: Court of Protection litigationSubscription

19 September 2017By

Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Ruth Hughes rounds up her workshop

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Government tight-lipped over return of probate fee hike

3 August 2017

The Law Society is concerned by suggestions that the government may bring back large hikes in probate fees that were dropped before the election. The Gazette looks at the likelihood of the ‘death tax’ returning to the government’s agenda.


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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