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Trusts deeds: drafting, varying and getting it right
  • 13 Wentworth Selborne Chambers
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • March 22 2017

Broadly a trust is a relationship in relation to identified property; it is not an entity. It is a relationship between the legal owner (the trustee


Increase in probate fees - what will it mean for families?
  • Michelmores LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 21 2017

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed its intention to proceed with plans to increase probate fees, despite an overwhelming rejection of the proposals


Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: March 2017
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • March 21 2017

The High Court has found in favour of Maureen Martin as the sole beneficiary of her late husband Norman Martin’s estate, who appealed against a


Probate Court fees increase expected from May 2017
  • Davies and Partners Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • March 21 2017

Subject to parliamentary approval, the Ministry of Justice has announced proposals for Probate Court fees to substantially increase from this May


T&E Litigation Newsletter- 32017
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

This week has brought a much-anticipated decision by the Supreme Judicial Court regarding trust decanting, and the past month also brought the latest


Wills interpreted according to their ordinary and natural meaning despite this not reflecting testators’ intention
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2017

The English High Court has recently held that, in a case concerning construction of Wills, the ordinary and natural meaning of survivorship clauses


Ilott v Mitson: the fight back of testamentary freedom?
  • Hugh James Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2017

Following a 10 year legal battle, the dispute regarding Melita Jackson’s estate is finally over. The case has of course caught the attention of the


Ilott v Mitson - judgment of the Supreme Court
  • Michelmores LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

On 15 March 2017, the Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the now infamous case of Ilott v Mitson. This is the first case where the Supreme Court


Claims by Disinherited Adult Children - Has the Law Changed?
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

The highest court in the land - the Supreme Court - handed down its long-awaited decision on 15 March 2017 in the case of Ilott v Mitson. The case


English High Court confirms that a claim for financial provision from an estate does not survive death of the applicant
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

Under English law (and the law of many countries with similar legal systems), a dependent of a deceased person can - subject to various conditions