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First instance, the appeal and “standing still” in claims under the Inheritance Act

Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWCA Civ 1336 has just gone before the Court of Appeal

Matthew Morton
Matthew Morton Principal Associate

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HMRC investigating one in four estates

It has been reported that HMRC is investigating almost one in four estates on which Inheritance Tax is due.

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

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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

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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…

Matthew Morton
Matthew Morton Principal Associate

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An Executor’s right of indemnity

The recent case of Mussell and another v Patience and another [2019] considered the Executors’ right of indemnity for costs incurred in an…

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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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

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A reminder on the succession of farming tenancies

Farmer’s son loses right to his late father’s farm tenancy in a recent High Court case

Lorraine Wilson
Lorraine Wilson Solicitor

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The importance of understanding your responsibility as a Trustee

Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision in relation to establishing personal liability of trustees where a decision was made despite a lack of…

Courtney L'homme
Courtney L'homme Solicitor

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