How do practitioners deal with increasingly complex modern family structures?
What can go wrong if a will or probate isn’t prepared properly?
STEP’s new online and on demand CPD Learning Course – Contentious Estates, will give you the tools to enable you to deal more effectively with this type of work and ultimately avoid or mitigate stress for your clients.
What will you learn?
Contentious probate and trust cases are on the rise due to the increasing complexity of family structures. This includes the increased number of second marriages and cohabiting couples but also demographic changes, most notably the increasing ageing demographic and rise in cases of dementia.
This course, developed by expert practitioners, combines technical knowledge with practical application of the law and procedures involved, building a foundation of knowledge in dealing with contentious estates on which to build further expertise.
The course comprises the following modules:
- Disputed wills
- Interpretation, rectification and construction of wills
- Administration disputes
- Inheritance Act 1975 claims
- Settlement and compromise of claims
- Insolvent estates
- The Court of Protection and statutory wills
- Claims against professionals
- International succession disputes
- International administration disputes
- Forced heirship claims
Delivered online and on-demand the course requires approximately 30 hours of study. You will have access to the material for 12 months, during which you can work through the topics at your own pace. An optional end of course multiple choice assessment is included, with successful students receiving a certificate of completion.