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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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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.

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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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