The importance of a properly drawn up will

The importance of a properly drawn up will

A case regarding a disputed succession has featured in the media recently, with the point at issue being whether the husband or the wife died first. Sadly, the couple were found dead in their home and is not known with certainty when they died or which of them died...
Importance of a Charity’s Surveyors Report

Importance of a Charity’s Surveyors Report

A recent case where a charity was looking to have a contract to sell a property set aside serves as a useful reminder to trustees of charities of the formalities that charities need to comply with when selling, mortgaging, leasing or otherwise disposing of land. In...
Mental Capacity and Social Media

Mental Capacity and Social Media

A recent judgement of the Court of Protection has set out the legal test for capacity for the use of the internet and social media. In the particular case, concerns had been raised about an adult with learning disabilities who appeared to be putting himself at risk by...
The importance of a properly drawn up will

Challenging a will

A recent survey by a major insurance company has found that up to a quarter of the people surveyed would mount a legal challenge against a family member’s will if they are unhappy with it. This is perhaps not surprising, as there have been indications for several...
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