Dispute Resolution

 

Probate Disputes: High Court decides against Farmer's promise

In a recent court decision, a son who spent 35 years working on his father’s farm has lost his claim to challenge his late father’s will. The case of James v James (2018) concerned the estate of a farmer, Charles Allen James, (known as...

Inheritance disputes: Widow out of time to claim inheritance

In a very recent case, the High Court refused to consider a widow’s claim for reasonable provision from her late husband’s estate which was made 10 years after the court deadline. In the case of Sargeant v Sargeant,...

Contesting a will: Mutual Wills

In a recent case, the court declared thirteen wills made by an elderly widow between 2001 and 2014 to be invalid. The court upheld the original will that was executed by the widow back in 2000. In the case of Legg and Burton v Burton , June and Bernard...

Will disputes: Forged will 'found' in Doritos packet

A young widow who attempted to rely upon an alternative will in a bid to inherit her late husband’s estate has been branded a liar in a recent court decision. Marsha Henderson married Newton Davies in 2004. At the time, Ms Henderson was in her...
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