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Court Grants Settlement Of Mentally Disabled Child's Estate

Court Grants Settlement Of Mentally Disabled Child’s Estate In the case of LCN v KF & Ors [2019] EWCOP, CJF was a 13 year old boy who lacked capacity and required 24 hour care after suffering extensive injuries through negligence at birth. He...

No Access To £110 million Due To Lost Cryptocurrency Passwords

No access to £110 million due to lost cryptocurrency passwords. The recent financial difficulties of a Canadian company are a timely reminder to think about your digital assets and accounts to ensure they can still be accessed even when you are no...

The Difficulties Of Proving A Will

The difficulties of proving a Will has been revoked by destruction. In the case of Blyth v Sykes   [2019] EWHC 54 (Ch) , the claimant was unable to prove that her deceased mother tore up her last Will with the intention of revoking it. Instead, the...

No Trust Created

A passing comment about grandchildren’s inheritance does not create a trust. The High Court (the “Court”) decision on appeal in Hilton v Cosnier [2018] EWHC 3728 (Ch), [2019] All ER (D) 54 (Jan) supports the trial judge’s decision...

What Could a Deed of Variation Do For You?

What could a Deed of Variation do for you? A Deed of Variation is a legal document which allows a Beneficiary who receives a gift under a Will or under the intestacy rules to redirect their inheritance to someone else. If you inherit a property or a large...

Adult Child Loses Claim for Reasonable Financial Provision

Adult child loses claim for reasonable financial provision against her late father’s estate If you are the child of someone who has died and you feel they did not make reasonable financial provision for you in their Will (or in the case of intestacy),...

Cohabitees Should Consider Making A Will

Cohabitees should consider making a Will It is common these days for couples to cohabit for several years before getting married or entering into a civil partnership. Unfortunately many people who live with their partner, rather than marry or become civil...

Give A Thought to Appointing A Guardian in Your Will

Give a thought to appointing a Guardian in your Will The recent Kings Court Trust report 'Changing family structures: The Will writing industry in 2018' revealed that only 26% of parents with children under the age of four years old have a Will...

Property Transfer To Son Set Aside By High Court

Property transfer to son set aside by High Court The recent case of Paull v Paull [2018] EWHC 2520 (Ch) involved undue influence and a property transfer from an elderly father to his son. Neville Paull lived in his property with his partner, Linda. In...

Be Careful About Inheritance Promises

Be careful about inheritance promises In Moore (by his litigation friend) v Moore and another  [2018] EWCA Civ 2669, the Court of Appeal (“CoA”) referred a proprietary estoppel case back to the High Court (the “Court”) for...
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