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Conduct - David Grant, Outer Temple Chambers

Conduct - David Grant, Outer Temple Chambers How do you gain an edge for your client when contending with attorneys suspected of financial abuse and recovering misappropriated monies?

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?

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?

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?

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