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
The law relating to mental capacity in Jersey is set for a shake-up in April, when a new act comes into force to assist those who no longer have capacity to deal with their affairs. Victoria Grogan runs through the legislation’s talking points
Lesley King discusses mutual wills and Legg v Burton v Burton  EWHC 2088 (Ch).
Ian Bond provides an update on the Ministry of Justice’s plans for digitising applications for grants of representation
A public consultation by the Law Commission is a welcome step towards updating our will-making laws to keep them fit for purpose in the 21st century, says Henrietta Mason. She reflects on two key areas of the consultation: formality and testamentary capacity
The Court of Appeal’s decision to increase the inheritance awarded to the claimant in Ilott v Mitson has been overturned by the Supreme Court. Penelope Reed QC and Hugh Cumber, who acted for the defendant charities, assess the judgment’s implications for testators
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.
The Practice Advice Service answers your frequently asked questions on wills and the administration of estates