Certainty Expert Webinar: Capacity, capacity, it’s nothing like capacity

Certainty Expert Webinar: Capacity, capacity, it’s nothing like capacity

The National Will Register are pleased to welcome Tom Dumont QC from Radcliffe Chambers who will be presenting our upcoming Certainty Expert Webinar on Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 12.00pm, titled ‘Capacity, capacity, it’s nothing like capacity’.

What’s the test for making Wills following the appeal in Clitheroe v Bond, and how do you ensure you are safe from attack for making the Will?

The challenge to Banks v Goodfellow has just been heard in the High Court.

Tom Dumont QC, who led for the Respondents, will give his analysis of what the case means for the practitioner, whether the Mental Capacity Act now rules supreme, and how to prevent anyone suing you for having acted on the Will in the first place.

Join us for our free Certainty Expert Webinar on Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 12.00pm. Places on the webinar are limited so book now.


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At peak times, one Will is registered every two seconds on The National Will Register. The confidential contents of the Will are not disclosed, only the existence and location of where the Will is stored is recorded, ensuring that it can be found quickly and easily once the Testator has passed on. Registration ensures that if beneficiaries and executors are unaware if a Will was written or have forgotten where it’s located, it can be easily found by conducting a Register Will Search. The existence of a Will and its location are confidential. Only when the Testator has passed away can a Will’s location be declared. Even then, it will be disclosed only when the person searching for the Will has a genuine, bona fide interest and that person can provide a copy of a death certificate.

Certainty Will Search not only searches for registered Wills but also nationally for Wills that have not been registered to help prevent an old Will being used to distribute the estate or when the existence of a Will is unknown.

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