Tag Archives: disputed wills

Reasonable Financial Provision Claims, and the Recoverability of a ‘Success Fee’

When a person is excluded from the will of someone on whom they were ‘dependent’,...

Court Honours Woman’s Intentions by Correcting Clerical Error in Her Will

Even the most carefully drafted will can contain inadvertent clerical errors that leave room for...

Disputed Wills – Mental Capacity, the Burden of Proof and the Importance of Seeking Relevant Medical Opinion where there is potential for doubt

Contentious Probate expert Guy Platon takes a look at a recent appeal decision which concerned...

Making a Will? – Don’t Forget Those Entitled to Look to You for Support

When making your will, it is vital to remember those who have a right to...

‘Both’ or ‘Each’? – One Mistranscribed Word Triggers £6.4 Million Will Dispute

Will drafting is an exact science, requiring years of professional training, and a single mischosen...

Remote Mediation – Or Necessity as the Mother of Invention

Contentious Probate expert Guy Platon reflects on his recent experience of settling a case for...

High Court Decision on Testamentary Capacity – Where the Particular Circumstances can Outweigh the Expert Evidence

Contentious Probate Expert Guy Platon looks at a very interesting recent High Court decision in...

Court of Appeal Rejects Tangential Attack on Will Dispute Judgment

Judges are wary of those who attempt to pull the wool over their eyes but,...

High Court Uncovers Blatant Forgery as Will Dispute Tears Family Apart

If an elderly man had listened to his solicitor’s repeated advice to make a will,...

No Spouse, Child or Other Dependant? You Should Still Make a Will

If you have no spouse, child or other dependant you might think there is little...