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Testamentary capacity to make a will: a cautionary tale for practitioners

A will has been successfully challenged due to the testatrix having delusional beliefs about her daughter (Clitheroe v Bond [2020]).

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor
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A welcome reminder of the need for business owners to ensure their company documentation works in harmony with their will

A recent case serves as a useful reminder of the problems that can occur where there is no provision in the company articles for the executors to…

David Stokes
David Stokes Principal Associate

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Signing wills under lockdown – proposals for change

The Law Society of England and Wales has been in consultation with the Government about the introduction of temporary changes to the law which governs…

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

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Failure to follow the Golden Rule: Senior judge’s Will is challenged for lack of mental capacity

The Will of a former senior judge has been challenged on the basis that he did not have mental capacity.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

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Up to £1million Inheritance Tax allowance now available for couples

The 6th April 2020 brought the start of a new tax year and with it a further increase in the Residence Nil Rate Band for Inheritance Tax.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

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Do not resuscitate, advance decisions, LPAs and safeguarding

The tabloids this week have reported that elderly people are being pressured into signing 'do not resuscitate forms,' it is important to take stock of…

John-Paul Dennis
John-Paul Dennis Principal Associate

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Wills and life insurance policies

An effective combination when set up correctly, a disaster waiting to happen when not?

David Stokes
David Stokes Principal Associate

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Now is the time to put your affairs in order – 5 top tips

The current circumstances do provide an opportunity for reflection. What steps should you consider?

Richard Bate
Richard Bate Partner

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