This webinar provides a best practice guide to help probate practitioners prevent future disputes, and reviews key cases from the last 18 months.

While most people assume that wills are ‘final’ and unchangeable, this is not necessarily the case.

With changing modern family set-ups, a rise in second marriages, increase in property values and changes to life expectancy, wills are altered at older ages. Court statistics confirm that more people are beginning to challenge and dispute wills.

This webinar covers:

  • how the courts are applying Ilott v Mitson and other 1975 Act developments
  • will validity outcomes
  • trends in proprietary estoppel claims
  • other contentious succession decisions.

Private Client Section members receive a 20% discount on this event.


Paul Hewitt, partner, Withersworldwide LLP

Paul Hewitt is a partner in Withers’ top ranked contentious trust and succession team. He is co-author of the Law Society’s Inheritance Act Claims and Jordans’ Probate Disputes and Remedies

Sarah Aughwane, senior associate, Withersworldwide LLP

Sarah Aughwane is a senior associate in Withers’ top ranked contentious trust and succession team.