Michael Henry, contentious trusts and probate specialist at Debenhams Ottaway

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Beneficiary witnesses and void gifts in a Will – new

With various rules governing who can witness a Will, it’s important that Wills, trusts and probate lawyers and Will writers know how the witness is connected to the testator and beneficiaries to avoid gifts becoming void and Wills challenged.  Very little has changed in a long time in terms of signing and attesting Wills, with […]Read More

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Where next for Defendants in the Inheritance Act 1975 litigation

The case of Re H (Deceased) [2020] EWHC 1134 (Fam)  last year addressed the question “Should a 1975 Act claimant be entitled to recover CFA success fee uplift as part of the claim?” HHJ Cohen’s answer was in the affirmative.  This has now been confirmed by the Court of Appeal in the recent inheritance litigation […]Read More