22 May 2020

Sophie Kemp writes for the New Law Journal about the scope for a future COVID-19 public inquiry

As appeals for a public inquiry into the government’s response to COVID-19 continue to grow, this article examines the critical concerns which look difficult for it to resist.

Sophie Kemp

4 July 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: June 2016

Randall v Randall [2016] EWCA Civ 494

The Court of Appeal has held that a creditor of a beneficiary of an estate had a sufficient interest in the estate to dispute the validity of the will. A husband had agreed with his ex-wife as part of divorce proceedings that if her mother was to die leaving her more than £100,000 by her will then she would share any excess with him. The husband’s ex wife’s mother subsequently died and left the ex-wife exactly £100,000 (with the remainder passing to her children), which meant that the husband received nothing.

Katherine Pymont

16 June 2016

Advice for European bankers working in the City of London in the event of Brexit

With only a week to go until the referendum, Brexit campaigning remains at fever pitch. Jamie Dimon raised the temperature recently by suggesting big banks might retrench in the City if Brexit comes to pass and move jobs elsewhere. While most in the City would probably favour current bookies’ odds on Brexit over more pro-Brexit opinion polls in predicting the outcome, the result is too close to call.

Nick Rollason writes article for efinancialcareers with advice for European bankers working in the City.

Nicolas Rollason

31 May 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: May 2016

Ahmed & Anor v Ahmed & Ors [2016]

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal of a decision pronouncing against the validity of a will on the grounds that a late amendment to the particulars of claim to include an allegation of forgery amounted to a procedural irregularity. 

Katherine Pymont

20 May 2016

Kingsley Napley wins Family Law Legal Team Award at WealthBriefing European Awards

Kingsley Napley's family team was last night named the winner of the ‘Family Law Legal Team - Editor's Award’ at the WealthBriefing European Awards 2016.

Charlotte Bradley

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