Private Client Issues – June 2019


Posted by Helen Bunker, 13th June 2019
Welcome to this month’s edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan’s monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. Insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals.

Probate Registry delays – How they can affect you and what you can do about it

Not everything has gone to plan for the world of probate’s transition into the digital world. We take a look at the delays and what can be done to reduce the stress.

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Too Late to Appeal?

A recent Court of Appeal decision on inheritance disputes gives useful guidance for parties wishing to appeal a decision of a lower court regarding probate.

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Commonhold; the answer to the woes of leasehold ownership?

As the requirements of lenders in terms of what constituted an acceptable leasehold title are becoming stricter and stricter, more and more leases which were absolutely compliant only a few years ago are now finding themselves falling foul of the lenders’ benchmark. Is there a better way?

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Revocation of a Missing Will

We look at a case where a certified copy of a Will has been admitted to probate despite dispute over whether the original Will had been revoked and lessons to be learned.

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Court of Protection –  Lost capacity what can this mean?

During Dementia Awareness Week, our Court of Protection expert looks at what you can do to if a relative has lost capacity and gives invaluable advice on applications to the court.

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The importance of digital assets when making a Will

We examine a recent case regarding digital assets that highlights where the law is still to catch up with lives led increasingly online and the difficulties that this can cause.

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If you are impacted by any of the above topics or you would like further information on how we can help you, please contact your usual Blake Morgan adviser.

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