Diary of a private client practitioner: 8th March 2024

As I was trying to save face, and not fall into a sweaty mess on the floor this morning during my morning spin class, I received some unexpected inspection from the instruction. Sometimes life throws

Does the winner take it all? 2022 and 2023 has been, and this seems set to continue, very active when it comes to probate claims. Time and time again, cases are front and centre in

It is good to celebrate success, but is it more important to learn the lessons of a mistake or failure? As much of the legal press in recent weeks seems to have been focused on

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“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t…” I read this quote a few months ago and it has stuck with me ever since. It feels quite apt to use as a starting

costs

What is it all going to cost…? Costs… one of those issue that (I think) a lot of us find difficult to deal with. Talking about money – especially when it is such a direct

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Sarah Bolt, Managing Associate (Private Client Dispute Resolution – Wills, Trusts, and Estates) at Freeths LLP, pens the latest entry to her “Diary of a private client lawyer” Over the last few weeks, I have

When it comes to families, is blood thicker than water? These days, families are very complex – and getting more complex by the minute. Estrangements, step-families, fostered or adopted children. The list goes on and

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Are we in this together? Are we in this every step of the way? Families and their fall outs are the bread and butter of disputes arising after death. However, in our line of work,

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If you haven’t heard already, this week is all about Mental Health Awareness. In writing this week, it got me thinking: what do people see when they look at me? Do they see someone that

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2023: when I prepared my first column in January, I wasn’t expecting to be off for a number of months due to illness. What I have learnt in this time is that even the best

Sarah Bolt, Managing Associate (Private Client Dispute Resolution – Wills, Trusts, and Estates) at Freeths LLP, pens the first of entry to her “Diary of a private client lawyer” I spent a long time thinking

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