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Publications by Anthony Trace QC, Unity Legal Solutions

Publications by Anthony Trace QC, Unity Legal Solutions Civil Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure Contentious Trusts Handbook - Practice and Precedents, 1st edition

Capacity evidence - Julian Shaw, St John’s Buildings

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?

Conduct - Matthew Hodson, Hardwicke

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?

Proprietary estoppel - Mark Baxter, 5 Stone Buildings

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?

Cowan and Bhusate - Kate Selway QC, Radcliffe Chambers

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?

Testamentary freedom - Constance McDonnell QC, Serle Court

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?

Financial abuse - Penelope Reed QC, 5 Stone Buildings

Financial abuse - Penelope Reed QC, 5 Stone Buildings Supported by case-law and practical examples, how do you control - and overcome - the difficulties with financial abuse of the elderly cases?

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?

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?

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?

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