The High Court in England has recently issued its ruling in an interesting case involving the disinheritance of Christopher Gosden, whose mother left the bulk of her £1.25 million estate to her civil partner.
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Less haste, more speed! Why you can't evict a private tenant in Scotland on grounds which haven't yet occurred
The Upper Tribunal has recently published its decision in an appeal case which involved a novel approach by a landlord who was perhaps a little too eager to obtain an order for eviction. The case is a great example of where a significant waste of time and expense could easily have been avoided with the application of a little patience.
Dealing with the affairs of someone who has lost capacity can be difficult, particularly if they have not made a Will or other arrangements. It requires careful planning, as well as guidance on the options available and advice on the procedures that are in place.
A recent English court case considered some of the common issues which occur both north and south of the Border when challenging the validity of a Will. The case in question was ultimately unsuccessful, which reflects the difficulty involved in overturning an otherwise valid Will.
A recent court case highlighted the importance when setting up a trust of deciding who the trustees should be, the number of trustees and your wishes as to how the funds should be distributed.