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Dan Harris

Back to basics: Drafting wills for overseas jurisdictionsSubscription

6 November 2018By

Daniel Harris recaps the main legal issues affecting the writing of wills to cover cross-border assets

Emma Facey

Estoppel right nowSubscription

6 November 2018By

Proprietary estoppel claims are on the rise – five relating to inheritance have reached the High Court this year alone. Emma Facey explains how to spot a claim and what to do if you do

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Lasting things first: transparency rules and LPAsSubscription

18 October 2018By

Lesley King comments on recent developments including the new transparency rules and guidance on lasting powers of attorney.

Tom Dumont

Workshop: Contentious probate updateSubscription

18 September 2018By

Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. Tom Dumont summarises his workshop on contentious probate

Lesley King

Plenary: Changing timesSubscription

18 September 2018By

At the Private Client Section conference, Lesley King provided her annual update following a very busy year for private client law and practice, covering developments around data protection, trusts and ISAs

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All quiet on the estates front – relativelySubscription

29 August 2018By

August was, as always, comparatively quiet. Lesley King draws out a couple of points worth notice, including registration deadlines and a recent case where two minor children were awarded 11 per cent of their father’s estate.

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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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