Will and inheritance disputes

Phew! Changes to Deeds of Variation not so imminent

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Deeds of Variation have been a long-standing tool used to vary the distribution of a person's estate after they have died. Therefore in March when the Government announced its review into Deeds of Variation there was much worry amongst professional advisors about how this would impact their clients. More …

Leaving relatives out of a Will has become more difficult as a result of a landmark court judgment

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Heather Ilott of Ware has won a decade-long legal dispute over her late mother’s decision to disinherit her, resulting in her receiving one third her mother's estate instead of the charities named in the Will. More …

What happens if your property assets are abroad?

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More and more people are investing in property abroad and until recently had to abide by local ‘forced heirship’ rules which dictated who inherited their foreign assets. More …