In CASE you missed it… It’s time again for “in case you missed it”, where we 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. This time we’ll look at Naylor & Amat v Barlow & Others [2019] EWHC…

Writing a will is an important task and one that shouldn’t be neglected. Obviously a will is there to distribute your estate to the people you want to inherit it and to appoint people you trust to make sure your wishes are carried out, but it’s also an opportunity to pass on items of sentiment…

Most of us have probably come across the term “guardian” or “guardianship,” but have you ever stopped to think about whether this is something you need to put in place? As a parent, it may be something you think you may never have to consider but the safest option is to make provisions for your…

In CASE you missed it… Forfeiture rule excluded in tragic case of assisted suicide 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…

We’re very often asked the following questions: ‘How do I know if my Will is valid?’; ‘How long does my Will stay valid for?’ and; ‘Can I make any changes to my Will?’ The following article will address these questions as well as some rumours that we’ve heard over the past few weeks regarding the…

Choose your Will Writer wisely If a Will Writer is a member of the Society of Will Writers and Estate Planning Practitioners, we expect that they abide by our three compulsory requirements of Membership.  These include ongoing training and development, code of practice compliance, and a comprehensive insurance policy to cover their estate planning activities. …

I had hoped that we would not see a return to the late nineties when low cost Wills, free Wills were rife within the profession. Unfortunately, we are seeing a resurgence of this practice, which is neither good news for the profession or the consumer as most clients who took these services believing they were…

When writing a will it’s important that you get your wishes down for who should be appointed as executors, trustees or guardians and how your estate should be distributed in a binding fashion. But what about your more general wishes for your estate, or for your children? A letter of wishes is a very useful…