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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?

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

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)?

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)?

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?

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