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Wills and Probate: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Answers for Your Clients

Manchester, 8th October 2019

Undue influence - Matthew Hodson, Hardwicke

Undue influence - Matthew Hodson, Hardwicke In borderline cases, what can you do to rescue the position over undue influence, financial abuse or the coercion of a testator?

Cowan and Bhusate - Mark Dubbery, Pump Court Chambers

Cowan and Bhusate - Mark Dubbery, Pump Court Chambers In the face of judicial inconsistency, how do you advise clients on the merits of an application for permission to bring a claim under the 1975 Act out of time?

Capacity - Mark Baxter, 5 Stone Buildings

Capacity - Mark Baxter, 5 Stone Buildings What is the court’s approach to capacity evidence and the particular difficulties of (1) distorted memories, (2) false beliefs, and (3) personality change?

Testamentary freedom - Constance McDonnell QC, Serle Court

Testamentary freedom - Constance McDonnell QC, Serle Court How are judges weighing testamentary freedom as a factor in 1975 Act claims since Ilott v The Blue Cross and why is this so significant for practice?

Proprietary estoppel - Jonathan Smith, 23 Essex Street

Proprietary estoppel- Jonathan Smith, 23 Essex Street Which way is the wind blowing for proprietary estoppel claims with reference to (1) the clarity of the promise and (2) reliance?

Executors (Notes) - Julian Shaw, St Johns Buildings

Executors (Notes) - Julian Shaw, St Johns Buildings How far can you push a court when removing - or protecting - an executor from an s116/s50 application (in the context of preserving estate assets)?

Executors - Julian Shaw, St Johns Buildings

Executors - Julian Shaw, St Johns Buildings How far can you push a court when removing - or protecting - an executor from an s116/s50 application (in the context of preserving estate assets)?

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