Normally we share an article with you based on a particular subject of interest or one where we receive quite a few queries in our technical inbox. This week we thought we would do something a little different and share some scenarios we have provided advice on to members – whether it be advising who…

Happy New Year from The Technical Team! So what cases were in the public eye towards the festive period? Well we’ve got some bitesize articles for you to look at below – surprisingly the articles share one common ground – disputes over inheritance. Blyth v Estate of Charles Caudle (2019) This has been quite a…

Sometimes, a gift is given by a person who contemplates that they may die soon. This is known as a “gift in contemplation of death” but is commonly referred to by its Latin translation of “donatia mortis causa.” A gift of this type is ordinarily made by people who are very ill or due to…

We recently had a look at some myths with Lasting Powers of Attorney, so here are 10 common misconceptions about writing a Will. 1. “I already have a will – I don’t need a new one” You already have a will in place. Great! Do you know where it is? Even if you have a…

You’ve got a lot of options available to you for writing a Will in 2019, all of which are easily accessible, some even from the comfort of your own home. There are many different professionals for you to choose from such as members of The Society of Will Writers, Solicitors, IFAs or the plethora of…

In CASE you missed it… In this new regular feature, we will examine key cases in relation to will writing and other estate planning activities to keep you up to date on recent developments in the law. All cases covered will be recent, relevant, and widely reported. For this installment we’ll look at Rea v…