Wills and Probate

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Lesley King comments on a case where a trust beneficiary’s right to income was rescinded on the basis of mistake, and on the government’s consultation on implementing the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

William Moffett

Wokshop: 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

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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.

Linda Dack

Top Gunn


Linda Dack’s private client team at Watkins & Gunn won at this year’s inaugural Wales Legal Awards. She talks about the win and the trends in her wills and probate caseload

Danny Curran

Search engines


Danny Curran gives his best practice tips and advice on how to select and instruct a probate research firm

Nicole Gallop Mildon

Succession planning

2019-08-06T00:00:00+01:00By ,

Nicole Gallop Mildon and Álvaro Aznar Azcárate discuss the European succession certificate, introduced by the Brussels IV Regulation, which allows for the member state with jurisdiction over succession to confirm the status of heirs and executors. What do you need to know, and what problems might it pose?

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The write approach

2019-05-14T00:00:00+01:00By ,

Alexandra Rogers and Robert Marshall present a best practice guide to free-drafting documents yourself


Probate fees and civil partnerships


In something of a mixed bag this month, Lesley King comments on the introduction of civil partnerships for opposite-sex couples and the latest news on probate fees.

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