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Costs and funding - Constance McDonnell QC, Serle Court

Costs and funding - Constance McDonnell QC, Serle Court Will the status quo survive the Hirachand v Hirachand litigation over the costs and funding of 1975 Act litigation? How will practice change?

Proprietary estoppel - Kate Selway QC, Radcliffe Chambers

Proprietary estoppel - Kate Selway QC, Radcliffe Chambers Which way is the wind blowing for proprietary estoppel claims over (1) the clarity of the promise and (2) reliance?

Testamentary freedom - Mark Baxter, 5 Stone Buildings

Testamentary freedom - Mark Baxter, 5 Stone Buildings How far can you push the court over a testator's intentions in 1975 Act challenges, supported by case law and practical examples?

Financial abuse - Matthew Hodson, Gatehouse Chambers

Financial abuse - Matthew Hodson, Gatehouse Chambers Weighing up all the tactical scenarios, how do you control - and overcome - the difficulties with financial abuse of the elderly cases?

Trustees

Trustees Using practical examples and live cases, is there a creative way of challenging trustees’ decisions and securing a favourable outcome for clients?

Unmeritorious cases

Unmeritorious cases What are the golden rules for heading off unmeritorious cases from disgruntled beneficiaries without paying out?

Capacity evidence

Capacity evidence How has the risk profile changed over capacity evidence following the spate of recent cases, including Hughes v Prichard (2021)?

Bhusate v Patel - Mark Dubbery, Pump Court Chambers

Bhusate v Patel - Mark Dubbery, Pump Court Chambers In the spotlight of Bhusate v Patel (2021), how do you resolve the tension between (1) issuing a claim promptly and (2) making genuine efforts to avoid contested proceedings?

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?

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