Dispute Resolution Law Blog

10 July 2019

Increase in legacies in wills, increase in legacy disputes?

The types of legacy dispute that a charity might find themselves embroiled in include a challenge to the validity of a Will, a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“1975 Act”) or a Will construction or proprietary estoppel claim, brief details of which are set out in four consecutive blogs to be published over the next week along with associated top tips for charities for dealing with these types of dispute.

Katherine Pymont

2 July 2019

Who died first? When the date of death matters

Kate Salter discusses the recent case in which two step-sisters dispute who stands to inherit, depending on which of their parents died first according to legislation.

Kate Salter

19 June 2019

Do androids dream of electric sheep?: mistaken computers and relevant minds

The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) case of B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd [2019] SGHC(I) 03 considers how the law relating to mistake could apply to contracts formed on an automated basis by computers using algorithmic software.

Mary Young

22 May 2019

Divorce 101: how to keep family affairs out of the papers

This article first appears in Spear's 22nd May 2019

Siân Akerman

15 May 2019

The privilege against self-incrimination and its use in civil fraud proceedings

In the case of FM Conway Limited v Peter Suggett & Ors [2018] EWHC 3173 (QB) the Court was asked to consider an application by the Defendant that the proceedings be stayed pending the outcome of a criminal investigation being undertaken by the police which, according to the Defendant, arose out of the same facts as the civil proceedings. In support of his application, the Defendant sought to rely on the grounds of privilege against self-incrimination.

Katie Allard

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