Trusts Are Marvel-lous…

Comic book and movie fans around the world have this week mourned the unfortunate loss of Stan Lee. Stan amassed significant wealth with his comic books and movies, including Spider-Man,...


Constructive Trust – Bhusate v Patel And Others

The High Court has recently provided clarification in respect of a common intention Constructive Trust should an individual die without a Will. A Constructive Trust occurs where it would be...


Appointing Executors, Trustees And Guardians In A Will

When you create a new Will there are many things that you need to consider, such as appointing Executors, Trustees and Guardians. We have outlined some of the basic points...


Inheritance Rights Of Cohabiting Couples – What Will A Court Consider?

A second marriage or cohabitation late in life is fast becoming a common scenario in the modern family. Aside from the politics this can bring to a family, if your...


Promises, Promises…

If you are in the position that a clear promise was made to you during your lifetime in respect of either property or assets, the case of Habberfield v Habberfield [2018]...


Don’t Dismay, The Estate Will Pay? – Brennan v Prior & Ors

It is a commonly held misconception that adverse costs arising out of a probate dispute will fall to the Estate. Whereas this is true in some circumstances, the costs position...


Using A Will Writer – Why Not?

You may be considering creating a new Will. There are a wealth of companies out there who all seemingly offer the same thing but for very different prices. Like all...


What To Do When The Company You Used To Create A Trust Arrangement No Longer Exists

Have you entered into a Trust arrangement for your property and/or savings only to find that the company you used is no longer in operation? Read on to find out...


Life Interest Or Lump It? – Banfield v Campbell [2018]

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 provides certain categories of applicant a right to bring a claim against an estate for reasonable financial provision where the applicant...


How Much Inheritance Tax Will I Pay?

Inheritance Tax is a tax on your estate when you die, and is also sometimes payable on Trusts or gifts made during your lifetime. This includes the total of everything...


Aretha Franklin Died Without Making A Will

According to recent press sources, Aretha Franklin, who died last week at the age of 76, passed away without making a Will. Reports state that in accordance with the US...


Ubbi & Anori v Ubbi – Expect The Unexpected! The Importance Of Keeping An Up To Date Will

In the case of Ubbi & Anori v Ubbi, the High Court has awarded a lump sum of £386,000 to infant minors who made a claim through their mother, as...