How do you prove undue influence in a Will?

How do you prove undue influence in a Will?

The law provides that in the UK, an individual can leave their estate to whomever they want. However, if someone is unduly influenced by another person into making a Will that is favourable to that person, then the Will is not valid. If you believe that someone has...
What can an executor do and what are they not authorised to do?

What can an executor do and what are they not authorised to do?

After a death, the person appointed as the executor to the estate has a range of powers. We take a look at what tasks they are entitled to carry out and what they are not permitted to do. An executor is appointed in the Will of someone who has died. Their role is to...
Can someone with dementia make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Can someone with dementia make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that gives a chosen attorney the authority to manage someone’s affairs, should they lose the ability to do this. We take a look at whether someone with dementia can make an LPA. An LPA can be hugely beneficial for...
The 5 most common causes of Wills disputes

The 5 most common causes of Wills disputes

Over recent years, the courts have reported an increase in cases brought after a dispute has arisen over a Will. We look at some of the most common causes of Wills disputes. Wills disputes can be very damaging, with legal costs draining an estate of funds and...
7 key jobs when administering an estate

7 key jobs when administering an estate

If you are dealing with the administration of the estate of someone who has died, you will have a long list of tasks to carry out. We take a look at the key jobs and the best way to approach them. As an executor or administrator, you will be responsible for winding up...
New Powers of Attorney Act 2023 becomes law

New Powers of Attorney Act 2023 becomes law

A new bill aimed at speeding up and simplifying the registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney has been passed by Parliament. The Powers of Attorney Act 2023 became law on 18 September 2023. Currently, the Office of the Public Guardian deals with the registration of...