The Law Society of England and Wales has updated its guidance for practitioners on disputed wills.
The practice note explains that advice and provides supplementary information on disclosing such information and the consequences of failing to do so.
It also addresses the risks associated with acting in a dispute, and protecting the estate pending the resolution of the dispute.
The practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status. Their advice on good practice on this issue was, however, taken into account by the Court of Appeal in Larke v Nugus (1979) 123 SJ 337 (later reported in (2000) WTLR 1033) in relation to the issue of costs in a probate action.
The contents of the note are as follows:
- Legal background to circumstances in which you should disclose the contents of a will
- Consequences of failure to provide full information
- Risks of acting in disputes
- Protecting the estate pending resolution of the dispute
- More information
Click HERE to read the full guidance.