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 (Wills and Probate, London, 06.03.19) In borderline cases, what can you do to rescue the position over undue influence, financial abuse or the coercion of a testator?
Testamentary freedom - Constance McDonnell, Serle Court (Wills and Probate, London, 06.03.19) How are judges weighing this as a factor in 1975 Act claims since Ilott v The Blue Cross and why is this so significant for practice?
Executors - Edward Cumming QC, XXIV Old Buildings (Wills and Probate, London, 06.03.19) 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 - Penelope Reed QC, 5 Stone Buildings (Wills and Probate, London, 06.03.19) Which way is the wind blowing for proprietary estoppel claims with reference to (1) the clarity of the promise and (2) reliance?
Capacity - Mark Baxter, 5 Stone Buildings (Wills and Probate, London, 06.03.19) What is the court’s approach to capacity evidence and the particular difficulties of (1) distorted memories, (2) false beliefs, and (3) personality change?