Leading commentators Lesley King and Roman Kubiak analyse the most important cases, legislation and practice updates and provides a concise summary of the issues in practice


Mistakes and money-laundering


Lesley King comments on a case where a trust beneficiary’s right to income was rescinded on the basis of mistake, and on the government’s consultation on implementing the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.


Scarle v Scarle: High Court upholds commorientes rule

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Roman Kubiak and Oliver Black take a closer look at Scarle v Scarle, in which it was unclear which of a couple had died first and where the High Court recently upheld the commorientes rule.

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In a bind: drafting deadlines for conditional gifts in a will


Lesley King comments on a case where the time to comply with the condition of a will expired before the beneficiaries were aware of it – and on Scarle v Scarle, which dealt with deaths in uncertain order.


Court of Appeal overturns two main 2019 contentious probate cases


As summer turns to autumn, and the nights start ushering out the long daylight hours, so too has the Court of Appeal recently ushered out two of the most notable first instance decisions of the year. Roman Kubiak discusses the judgments in Lomax v Lomax and Cowan v Foreman.

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