Dispute Resolution Law Blog

18 October 2019

Knowledge and approval - When is a will suspicious?

When is a will suspicious? 

If the circumstances surround the making of a will appear to be suspicious, parties may consider bringing a claim for want of knowledge and approval.

Kate Salter

7 October 2019

How wills can be challenged and how charities can manage legacy disputes

Figures released last week to mark the tenth "Remember a Charity" Week suggest that the number of people leaving gifts to charities in their will has increased markedly year on year since the campaign started 10 years ago.

Katherine Pymont

30 September 2019

Unfair prejudice petitions: can a director’s breach of duty bar their claim?

Treating a director who is a minority shareholder fairly in both their involvement in the management of a company and in any offers to acquire their shares is of paramount importance to defeating an unfair prejudice petition.

Richard Foss

5 September 2019

A reminder on costs in the context of probate litigation and the importance of mediation

The most recent decision in the case of Christopher Burgess v Jennifer Penny & anr [2019] EWHC 2034 (Ch) serves as a useful reminder that the principles applicable to costs in the context of probate litigation are different from the costs of other litigation and the importance of mediation.

Katherine Pymont

16 August 2019

Who died first? Judgment handed down in Scarle v Scarle

This week HHJ Kramer handed down his judgment in the case concerning Mr and Mrs Scarle. The court was asked to consider the question as to which of them had died first in October 2016, after they were both found dead at their bungalow in Essex. 

Kate Salter

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