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It’s a Fake Will; Undue Influence and Wills

A challenge to the validity of a will is often accompanied by a deep sense of moral outrage. That was […]


Dementia and Will Disputes; what do executors need to know?

Challenges to wills on the grounds of lack of mental capacity are likely to increase. An ageing population combined with […]


(Constructive) Trust no one

A fight between 3 siblings over their late mother’s home which led to a 5 day trial in the Central […]


What happens to your adopted children if you die without a Will

In January 2018 The Independent published a survey from MacMillan Cancer Support. The article began “Nearly two thirds of adults […]


The Inheritance Act and Minor Children

Can minor children make a claim against an estate? Yes.  The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 allows […]


by Ridley&Hall in Inheritance & will disputes, Sarah Young posted May 19, 2020.

How do you dispute a Will?

When people talk about ‘will disputes’ (in England & Wales) what they are actually referring to is usually one of […]


Inheritance disputes – Coronavirus update for cohabitees

The current pandemic has resulted in a surge of people seeking advice about making a will.  As a will disputes […]


by Ridley&Hall in Inheritance & will disputes, Lynsey Bashforth, Trust disputes, Trusts, Wills posted April 7, 2020.

Being a will executor: frequently asked questions

Our Wills & Probate team have been receiving a significant number of enquiries during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the […]


by Ridley&Hall in Inheritance & will disputes, Sarah Young, Will Disputes posted April 6, 2020.

How to use an injunction in a will dispute: a tale of two sisters, one estate and zero intention to pay

There are times when you need to fight fire with fire. In a dispute over money or a property if […]


by Ridley&Hall in Contentious probate, Inheritance & will disputes, Sarah Young, Will Disputes posted March 31, 2020.

The Will Judge’s Will; Valid or Not?

Lord Templeman was a highly respected High Court judge who laid down the ‘golden rule’ in the 1975 case of […]


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