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Death of a legatee before testator - do their children take the inheritance?
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2018

The answer to this question depends on the wording of the will and whether section 33 of the Wills Act 1837 applies. This issue was reconsidered

Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up Autumn 2018
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2018

The High Court has exercised its discretion under Section 57 of the Trustees Act 1925 to grant additional powers to the trustees of a settlement

Inheritances and property settlement - will you lose the inheritance to your former spouse?
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • December 7 2018

Niccolò Machiavelli once famously remarked, ‘A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to

Keeping it in the family: The vital role played by family offices
  • Carey Olsen
  • Jersey
  • December 6 2018

The Lancashire proverb "clogs to clogs in three generations" is, it seems, a universal one - "shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves" in America, "rice paddies

Where do I keep my Will documents?
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2018

Making a will is an important task and can sometimes be fundamental in protecting ones estate to ensure that their selected beneficiaries inherit

A Case for Expanding the Test to Determine a Will’s Validity
  • Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Canada
  • December 5 2018

Recently, the Ontario Superior Court in Milne Estate (Re), 2018 ONSC 4174, held that a will is not valid if it grants the personal representative

ACT Supreme Court 2018 Year in Review - Estates, Probate and Family Provision
  • BAL Lawyers
  • Australia
  • December 4 2018

This year did not see a great deal of activity in the ACT Supreme Court with regard to Estates, Probate and Family Provision. There were three

Cryonics & estate planning: Cool idea or should we just let it go?
  • KHQ Lawyers
  • Australia
  • December 3 2018

Last year, it was announced that a cryogenics facility was going to be opened in Holbrook, New South Wales which makes Australia the third country in

Founders: how to prepare for the unexpected and protect your personal wealth
  • Taylor Vinters LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2018

The departure of Instagram founders Systrom and Krieger is a stark reminder of the potential conflict that can occur in fast-growing businesses and

Don’t take your parent’s word for it, it may not be worth its weight in gold (or property)
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2018

A survey from Will Aid shows that more than half of parents in the UK do not have a will. Even when wills are made they are sometimes subject to