Tag Archives: contentious probate

Reasonable Financial Provision Claims, and the Recoverability of a ‘Success Fee’

When a person is excluded from the will of someone on whom they were ‘dependent’,...

Disputed Wills – Mental Capacity, the Burden of Proof and the Importance of Seeking Relevant Medical Opinion where there is potential for doubt

Contentious Probate expert Guy Platon takes a look at a recent appeal decision which concerned...

‘Both’ or ‘Each’? – One Mistranscribed Word Triggers £6.4 Million Will Dispute

Will drafting is an exact science, requiring years of professional training, and a single mischosen...

Distinguished Academic Pursued ‘False Case’ in £3 Million Will Dispute

Where large sums of money are involved, even the most highly respected people may be...

High Court Decision on Testamentary Capacity – Where the Particular Circumstances can Outweigh the Expert Evidence

Contentious Probate Expert Guy Platon looks at a very interesting recent High Court decision in...

Court of Appeal Rejects Tangential Attack on Will Dispute Judgment

Judges are wary of those who attempt to pull the wool over their eyes but,...

Long Standing Test for Testamentary Capacity Upheld

An interesting case involving testamentary capacity was recently considered at an appeal Court. Guy Platon...

High Court Uncovers Blatant Forgery as Will Dispute Tears Family Apart

If an elderly man had listened to his solicitor’s repeated advice to make a will,...

Inheritance – Lifetime Promises Can Be Legally As Well As Morally Binding

When it comes to inheritance, the obligation to keep your promises may well be legal...

Residence is About Physical Presence, But Domicile is a State of Mind

The question of where an individual is domiciled is often of crucial legal significance. However,...