Disputing an inheritance

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July 10, 2015 0 comments

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In the first of a special two part series, solicitor Duncan Watson examines how and why families dispute wills and inheritances. Once relatively rare, wills and inheritance disputes have become increasingly common in 21st Century Britain. The latest available figures from the Office for National Statistics are startling: in the seven short years between 2006…

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Supreme Court rules on wills error

February 5, 2014 0 comments

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The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled on an unusual case involving parallel wills signed in error. Marley v Rawlings and Another  concerned a couple who drafted identical wills in 1999. Each will left the entire estate to the other spouse. If that spouse had already died, the estate would instead go to a family friend,…

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