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The Inheritance Act and extending time – the saga continues

The Court of Appeal has released its judgment in Suriya Begum v Shakila Ahmed (Personal Representative of Mohammed Yousaf Khan, Deceased).

Rob Jones
Robert Jones Partner

Prenups should be the way forward for expats

While family law may not be top of the legislative agenda, prenups have a crucial part to play in divorce proceedings in a post-Brexit world.

Emma Collins
Emma Collins Partner

Gender dysphoria and parental disputes

There has been a growing number of reported legal cases of gender dysphoria in children over the last few years and it seems more and more children…

Rachel Lim
Rachel Lim Principal Associate

OTS recommends major shake-up of IHT Regime

The Office of Tax Simplification has published the second part of its report into simplifying the UK’s Inheritance Tax rules.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

National recognition for Weightmans family lawyer

A solicitor from national law firm Weightmans' family team has been recognised by the UK’s leading family law organisation Resolution.

Eleanor Webster
Ellie Webster Associate

Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975; claims, limitation periods and pre nuptial agreements

The High Court of England and Wales has recently rejected a claim for reasonable financial provision from the estate of Michael Frederick Hendry

Sally Cook
Sally Cook Associate

Making a will and conditional gifts

Where a testator's child predeceases them, a gift left within a Will passes to their descendants unless a contrary intention states otherwise.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

Law Commission consultation: surrogacy update

The Law Commission's consultation on changes to UK surrogacy laws closes on 27 September 2019

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