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Posted 27 April, 2018 10:38:04
Devastavit: The Legal Pitfalls For Executors
Being an executor can be a huge responsibility. Probate law in England and Wales is notoriously tricky to navigate at the best of times, and executors can and will be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. The Trustee Act 2000 imposes a statutory duty of care on all executors; the liability for breaching this can be unlimited and personal t...
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Posted 25 April, 2018 9:47:47
Alzheimer’s and the blur between Wills and marriage
Family disputes about wills and inheritance are never pleasant, but made worse when a relative’s mental capacity is questioned, writes Hannah Solel

‘Sailing into the dark,’ was how novelist Iris Murdoch described her own degeneration – and indeed it is many people’s fear that one day the mind won’t be working but the body will. It is, of...
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Posted 10 April, 2018 11:32:25
Intestacy? Let the search be the judge of that
Outlined below are two case studies following Certainty Will Searches last week where the estates were ‘believed’ to be intestate and the solicitors involved provided polar opposite advice to their clients.

Case Study 1
The immediate next-of-kin informed their solicitor that the deceased did not have a Will. The solicitor took thei...
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