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Disappointed beneficiaries: alternatives affecting 1975 Act claims

29th Jul 2022

Sidney Ross has written for Private Client Business on the additional claims that could be made by the claimant to a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.   The article reviews the outcomes of 16 claims under the 1975 Act in which an additional claim was brought and questions whether […]

Ten Old Square top ranked again

20th Jul 2022

Ten Old Square is delighted to announce it has again been ranked as a Band 1 set for Chancery: Traditional in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners High Net Worth.   Described as a premier set for handling trusts, probate and estates matters, the depth of our set’s expertise is highlighted as a particular […]

Sham trusts and the requirement that a shamming intent be shared

7th Jul 2022

Trusts and Trustees has published an article by Thomas Arnull concerning the recent important Jersey case of Cohen and Crooks as the Joint Administrators of the Estate of the Late James Donald Hanson and Anor. v Arbitrage Research and Trading Limited S.A. and Ors [2021] JRC319, relating to sham trusts.   The article analyses the doctrine on sham […]

Statutory wills and probate disputes: contested wills in the Court of Protection

4th Jul 2022

Richard Dew and James Kirby have written for Private Client Business on when it might be appropriate to apply to the Court of Protection for a statutory will, in circumstances where there is a dispute about the validity of an existing will. The article explores the problems involved in terms of legal principle, procedure and costs. It […]

A Practical Guide to Challenging a Will Due to Undue Influence or Fraudulent Calumny

20th Jan 2022

Evan Price has written ‘A Practical Guide to Challenging a Will Due to Undue Influence or Fraudulent Calumny’, published by Law Brief Publishing. The work is a guide to the concepts of ‘undue influence’ and ‘fraudulent calumny’ and sets out a practical framework for challenges to wills where there is such a claim. Drawing on […]

Sidney Ross writes for STEP’s TQR

4th Jan 2022

Article: Freedom to disinherit Sidney Ross has written for STEP’s Trust Quarterly Review (TQR) on forced heirship rules and 1975 Act claims by adult children. The article examines inheritance claims by adult children, identifying factors which significantly influence outcomes and questioning whether there has been any change in judicial attitudes since Ilott v Mitson [2018] […]

Williams on Wills: 11th edition published

15th Dec 2021

Chambers is delighted to announce the publication of the 11th edition of Williams on Wills. Williams on Wills, published by LexisNexis, has long been recognised as the leading text on wills. Considered the definitive practitioner textbook, the new edition has been fully revised and updated for 2022. The 11th edition was edited by Francis Barlow KC, […]

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