Testamentary freedom - Constance McDonnell QC, Serle Court
Since Ilott v The Blue Cross, what counts and will sway a court in establishing a testator’s intentions in challenges to a will under the 1975 Act?
Cowan and Bhusate - Kate Selway QC, Radcliffe Chambers
When is it safe for you to distribute an estate given that an out of time claim is possible? Should you enter into a standstill agreement immediately? Should you issue protectively?
Proprietary estoppel - Mark Baxter, 5 Stone Buildings
How has Guest v Guest (2020) changed current thinking on how the court determines an award in proprietary estoppel cases? What is realistic and achievable for your clients?
Conduct - Matthew Hodson, Hardwicke
How do you gain an edge for your client when contending with attorneys/deputies/executors/trustees suspected of financial abuse and recovering misappropriated monies?
Capacity evidence - Julian Shaw, St John’s Buildings
What - right now - is the court’s approach to capacity evidence and the particular difficulties of (1) distorted memories, (2) false beliefs and (3) personality change?