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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 12 May 2022

Legal rights of children & spouses in Scotland explained: Forced heirship

Legal rights are a form of forced heirship. The legal rights of spouses and children are a right not to be entirely disinherited. We explain more in…
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Herrington Carmichael LLP | United Kingdom | 12 May 2022

Funeral Disputes and the rights to your body

Rights to the body and funeral disputes are not uncommon. Disputes arise over concern about the final resting place of the deceased’s ashes or…
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Boyes Turner LLP | United Kingdom | 10 May 2022

Is it a bequest, devise or legacy?

What is a bequest, devise or legacy? A bequest - is a gift of personal property other than land, such as an item of jewellery or a car. A devise - is…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 10 May 2022

Your body - life and death decisions

Making decisions about our bodies is an important part of estate planning. There are several areas where a person can prepare in advance to provide…
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XXIV Old Buildings | United Kingdom | 9 May 2022

A return to normality in the law of testamentary capacity - Hughes v Pritchard [2022] EWCA Civ 386

The recent case of Hughes v Pritchard [2022] EWCA Civ 386 provides a rare example of an appellate court overturning the factual findings made at…
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Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC | USA | 6 May 2022

Importance of Durable Powers of Attorney

When people decide to engage in estate planning, typically they focus on naming the beneficiaries of their estate and making sure their estate avoids…
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Ogier | Jersey | 5 May 2022

What happens if I don't make a will?

Making a will takes such a small amount of time, yet there is still a high proportion of people who die without leaving a valid will, known as Dying…
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MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep Ltd | European Union, Switzerland | 5 May 2022

Das Erbrecht der Geschwister (Teil 1)

Die erbrechtliche Praxis zeigt immer wieder: beim Erbrecht von Geschwistern bestehen diverse Missverständnisse. Oftmals gehen Erblasser…
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Macfarlanes LLP | United Kingdom | 5 May 2022

Fraudulent calumny: poisoning a testator’s mind

In a highly unusual decision (because many cases in this field focus more on undermining the testator’s capacity), the court set aside the testator’s…
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Walkers | Guernsey | 4 May 2022

Contentious Probate in Guernsey: Making a Will

In this introductory Briefing Note, we consider the key issues that you should have in mind when drawing up a will in Guernsey. It is the first…
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