Contentious Probate and Private Client

Recent Features and Opinion


Staking a disclaim


Lesley King analyses whether members of a discretionary class can disclaim their interest in settled property and looks at a recent case to see how this has worked in practice.


Workshop: Contentious probate


Roman Kubiak rounds up his workshop on contentious probate

Kate Mahon

Classical studies


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


Paper trails


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!

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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”.


Testamentary capacity and insane delusions


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

Roman Kubiak

Rokkan a hard place


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


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

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