A reminder of the importance of expertise in mental capacity assessments

The issue of capacity is explored in the case of Hughes v Pritchard [2021] EWHC 1580 (Ch) and highlights the importance of instructing experts in respect of capacity assessments and ensuring full disclosure. Introduction On

Types of Contentious Probate Disputes

The definition of a ‘contentious probate dispute’ is fluid and can encompass a wide variety of disputes. Below sets out a bullet point guide covering the types of contentious probate disputes that can often arise:

Donatio Mortis Causa (Death Bed Gifts) – Davey v Bailey

Donatio Mortis Causa Donatio Mortis Causa (otherwise known as a death bed gift) is a gift made by a donor in contemplation of their impending death, aside from any of the donor’s testamentary documents. Upon