Our dedicated Disputed Wills and Trusts Team will work with you to provide a personalised solution if you find yourself either having to contest a will, or defend a challenge to a will; or are concerned about your role as a trustee or as beneficiary, regarding how a trust is being managed.
We appreciate that every circumstance is different and our breadth of experience and open-minded outlook mean we look for creative and alternative ways to resolve disputes.
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Will construction disputes and rectification
Disputes can arise in relation to the correct interpretation of words or phrases used in a will. Wills are not always drafted as well as they might be so sometimes it can be unclear as to what the testator meant by particular words or phrases in his or her will.
To Trust or not to Trust - The Impact of The Fourth Money Laundering Directive On Estate and...
As of June 2017, all trustees must get to grips with a new set of record keeping and disclosure obligations as a result of the introduction of the UK Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017.
Tish & Ors v Olley & Ors  EWHC 1069 (Ch) - Court interprets ambiguous will clause
In the case of Tish & Ors v Olley & Ors  EWHC 1069 (Ch) the claimants brought a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Although a 1975 Act claim, it helpfully sets out the current judicial approach of tackling ambiguous clauses and how they go about interpreting the testator's intentions.
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- Court favours cohabitee with an award of capital rather than life interest in the matrimonial property - Thompson v Ragget & Ors  EWCH 688 (Ch)