Thu, 8 Dec 2016
MW are proud to welcome Wendy Rixon into the growing Estate & Trust Disputes Team.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016
MW’s Head of Estate and Trust Disputes Team, Hayley Bundey, discusses the Estate of Leonard Supple,thought to be worth up to £18m, which has once again found its way into the media after further disputes within the family.
Wed, 20 May 2016
MW are proud to announce that our Head of our Estate and Trust Disputes Team, Hayley Bundey, is now a member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
Wed, 03 May 2016
MW’s Head of Estate and Trust Disputes Team, Hayley Bundey, discusses the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson being another example of a star dying without a Will and the distressing implications this can have for their loved ones left behind.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016
MW’s Head of Estate and Trust Disputes Team, Hayley Bundey, discusses the sad state of affairs which Lynda Bellingham’s sons have been left in following her death and their exclusion from her Will.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015
MW’s specialist Inheritance Disputes Solicitor and Head of Contested Probate, Hayley Blyth, discusses the recent landmark decision by the Court of Appeal in the long running case of Ilott v Mitson. The decision will inevitably improve the chances of adult children succeeding in their claims against their parents’ Estates, as well as the value of those claims, even when they have been specifically cut out of their parents’ Wills.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015
MW’s specialist Inheritance Disputes Solicitor, Sharon Bell, discusses Promissory Estoppel in the context of a recent case.
Tue, 23 Jun 2015
You may have heard someone refer to making a “Joint Will”, whilst this is possible in many other spheres, in Law there is no such thing. A Will is a legal document that applies to a single person. In many cases what the person is actually referring to is either a Mirror or a Mutual Will. Our Inheritance Disputes Solicitor, Sharon Bell, explains the diferrences between Mirror Wills and Mutual Wills.
Thu, 14 May 2015
The actor Rik Mayall unexpectedly died in June 2014 leaving his family exposed to a large Inheritance Tax bill (IHT) because he had not made a Will. However, his family can still try to lessen the impact of the IHT by drawing up and executing a Deed of Variation.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015
On 6th April 2015 the Practice Direction on Pre Action Conduct (PDPAC) changed. It sets out the conduct and procedures that the court expects parties to follow before commencing proceedings where no other specific practice direction applies (i.e. for contested probate matters). McMillian Williams’ Head of Contested Probate, Hayley Blyth, explains what the key changes are and how they impact contested probate clients.
Thu, 15 Jan 2015
Creating a Will is a simple and effective way of ensuring that your estate is distributed according to your wishes. A Will lets you leave clear instructions about how your estate is to be distributed. The following 10 points illustrates some of the advantages of creating a Will.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014
The Mental Capacity Act, passed in 2005, has confused the process for determining whether a person ‘had capacity’ to write their Will, making it more difficult to assert that a person did not have capacity – which is the basis of many Inheritance Dispute claims. MW’s specialist Inheritance Disputes Solicitor, Hayley Blyth, discusses a recent case where this confusion has been put to rest, reverting to the easier and more appropriate test for ‘testamentary capacity.’ If you have an inheritance dispute, this could be good news for you.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014
MW’s specialist Inheritance Disputes Solicitor, Hayley Blyth, discusses the options open to you if your Executor isn’t doing their job properly. In rare instances you may want an Estate Executor removed or replaced, and we will see that without early Solicitor involvement this can be very difficult.
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