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Calumny - Kate Selway, Radcliffe Chambers

Calumny - Kate Selway, Radcliffe Chambers (Wills and Probate, London, 07.02.18) How are the courts interpreting evidence of undue influence and the coercion of a testator into making a will against his or her true wishes?

Validity - David Catchpole and Lucy Howard, Mills & Reeve

Validity - David Catchpole and Lucy Howard, Mills & Reeve (Wills and Probate, London, 07.02.18) With dementia becoming an ever increasing reality for many clients, how do you protect yourself and the testator from attack on the grounds there was cognitive impairment?

Testamentary Freedom (notes) - Constance McDonnell, Serle Court

Testamentary Freedom (notes) - Constance McDonnell, Serle Court (Wills and Probate, London, 07.02.18) Now the Supreme Court has decided on a return to orthodoxy, what is the scope for an adult son or daughter's claim for financial provision from his or her parent's estate? What is to be understood by (1) need, (2) moral claim and (3) maintenance?

Testamentary Freedom - Constance McDonnell, Serle Court

Testamentary Freedom - Constance McDonnell, Serle Court (Wills and Probate, London, 07.02.18) Now the Supreme Court has decided on a return to orthodoxy, what is the scope for an adult son or daughter's claim for financial provision from his or her parent's estate? What is to be understood by (1) need, (2) moral claim and (3) maintenance?

Capacity (notes) - Penelope Reed QC, 5 Stone Buildings

Capacity (notes) - Penelope Reed QC, 5 Stone Buildings (Wills and Probate, London, 07.02.18) Drawing on live challenges, what evidence of (1) distorted memories, (2) false beliefs and (3) personality change is likely to persuade the court and secure a successful outcome?

Capacity - Penelope Reed QC, 5 Stone Buildings

Capacity - Penelope Reed QC, 5 Stone Buildings (Wills and Probate, London, 07.02.18) Drawing on live challenges, what evidence of (1) distorted memories, (2) false beliefs and (3) personality change is likely to persuade the court and secure a successful outcome?

Succession - Filippo Noseda, Mishcon de Reya

Succession - Filippo Noseda, Mishcon de Reya (Wills and Probate, London, 07.02.18) What is the impact of the lingering contradiction within the Shamoon litigation, over the Brussels IV definition of succession? Are you to expect the court to adopt a (1) pragmatic interpretation or (2) narrow interpretation?

Standing - Mark Baxter, 5 Stone Buildings

Standing - Mark Baxter, 5 Stone Buildings (Wills and Probate, London, 07.02.18) Who can now weigh in and bring a claim following Randle v Randle? What is meant by doing justice in a case? Is the test for standing so wide as to be meaningless and a free-for-all?

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