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Scarle v Scarle and the ’commorientes’ rule: who died first?
HHJ Philip Kramer, sitting as a judge of the High Court, gave his judgment last Tuesday (13 August 2019) in the matter of Scarle v Scarle.
Family investment companies – an option worth considering
A Family Investment Company is a company, created by and for family members that typically will hold investments rather than operate a trade.
First instance, the appeal and “standing still” in claims under the Inheritance Act
Cowan v Foreman  EWCA Civ 1336 has just gone before the Court of Appeal
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
How to avoid the ‘Hurley’ Burley of a disputed trust or estate
The son of actor Liz Hurley, Damian Hurley, is set to inherit a share of his grandfather’s estate after a decision handed down by Judge Daniel Juarez…