Contentious Probate and Private Client

Recent Features and Opinion

Kate Mahon

Classical studies

2021-08-19T00:00:00+01:00By

Kate Mahon reviews the ninth edition of the Law Society’s popular Probate Practitioner’s Handbook, with new chapters on data protection and the SRA Accounts Rules

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Paper trails

2021-08-19T00:00:00+01:00By

While the digitalisation of the probate process continues apace, there are still some grants of representation that need to be made on paper, as Keith Biggs explains

Roman Kubiak

No shopping around!

2021-06-16T11:11:00+01:00By ,

Roman Kubiak and Oliver Rees discuss their recent case in which an Irish executor was ordered to transfer assets from the deceased’s Irish estate to an English executor to settle debts in England and to avoid “forum shopping”.

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Testamentary capacity and insane delusions

2021-06-14T08:02:00+01:00By

Lesley King discusses how testamentary capacity is tested during contentious probate, and what is meant by ”insane delusions”.

Roman Kubiak

Rokkan a hard place

2021-04-20T15:01:00+01:00By

Roman Kubiak discusses an interesting probate case in which the surviving spouse circumvented Norwegian succession rules after acquiring Anglo-Welsh domicile.

Laura Scantlebury

Swift justice

2021-02-16T00:00:00+00:00By

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

2019-09-17T00:00:00+01:00By

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

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So you claim

2019-02-12T00:00:00+00:00By

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

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