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Controversial deputies

Ruth Hughes considers two recent Court of Protection cases which raised questions over the appointment o

22 Dec 2016

Judge allows treatment withdrawal for minimally conscious patient

Official Solicitor understood to have applied for permission t

20 Dec 2016

Liberty, compliance, and discipline in 2017

Jean-Yves Gilg predicts a busy year ahead for private client practitioners and for law firms generally as they adapt to the new competenc

16 Dec 2016

Capacity, the golden rule, and execution of wills

Poole v Everall provides a stark reminder of the court’s preferences when considering whether or not to affirm a will, write Emily Exton and Marin

13 Dec 2016

Court hears rare treatment withdrawal application for minimally conscious patien

Mr Justice Charles criticises Legal Aid Agency for advancing any argument ‘to avoid paying lega

29 Nov 2016

Full disclosure

Roocroft reminds solicitors dealing with contentious probate claims that disclosure must be full and accurate or court orders may be set aside, writes Marg

31 Oct 2016

Post-Osborne estate planning

With a new chancellor of the exchequer at the helm, John Bunker urges lawyers not to lose sight of the reforms introduced by hi

12 Oct 2016

Testamentary predators

Brendan Cotter considers the difficulties that claimants continue to face when attempting to challenge testamentary predators and prove undue influence in

04 Oct 2016

Family disputes over inheritance reach record high

Complexity of modern families, Ilott, and rising property values fuel claims, suggest

29 Sep 2016


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