Contentious Probate and Private Client

Recent Features and Opinion

Laura Scantlebury

Swift justice


Swift v Carpenter provides welcome guidance for injury claimants who need to purchase more expensive property, says Laura Scantlebury

William Moffett

Workshop: Contentious probate update


Delegates at the conference could choose between five workshops, run twice over the course of the day. William Moffett recaps his key contentious probate cases from 2019

Property claims - hands reaching out towards a house

So you claim


Tom Dumont rounds up the latest claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, including by cohabitees, spouses and young children

Dan Harris

Back to basics: Drafting wills for overseas jurisdictions


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

Emma Facey

Estoppel right now


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 LPAs


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

Tom Dumont

Workshop: Contentious probate update


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 times


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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