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Time limits in Inheritance Act claims
Time limits in Inheritance Act claims

Section 4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 imposes a strict time of six months from the date of the Grant of Probate. If you want to issue a claim after six months...

Will Challenges and Property Transfers
Will Challenges and Property Transfers

There was an interesting decision in the High Court at the end of last month which considered both the validity of a Will and a claim to determine ownership of a flat. The case of Baxter v Todd...

The importance of an Inventory
The importance of an Inventory

As of June 2019, tenancy deposits have been capped at no more than 5 week’s rent (where the annual rent is up to £50,000) under The Tenant Fees Act 2019. This is one of the measures...

Landmark case: enclosure not an absolute requirement for adverse possession
Landmark case: enclosure not an absolute requirement for adverse possession

Adverse possession is the process by which a person who is not the identified legal owner of land can acquire legal title by possessing land for a specific period of time. The following need to be...

Defending a claim under the Inheritance Act
Defending a claim under the Inheritance Act

If you are a beneficiary or a personal representative it can come as a shock to learn of a claim against the estate. You may be unsure of what you should do and how you can protect the estate from...

Bringing a claim under the Inheritance Act
Bringing a claim under the Inheritance Act

When someone close to you dies and does not provide for you either within their Will or under the Intestacy Rules you may wonder if there is anything you can do. Whilst the starting point is that...

Challenging the validity of a Will
Challenging the validity of a Will

Disappointed beneficiaries often query whether they can contest a Will. Not being named within a Will is not sufficient grounds to challenge it, regardless of how frustrating it may be. A failure to...

End in sight for the usual mountain of disclosure in Civil Litigation cases?
End in sight for the usual mountain of disclosure in Civil Litigation cases?

New rules approved last week could see the end to the large amount of disclosure currently required in Civil Litigation cases. Currently, in most cases, parties are expected to give...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Back to school…literallyI was lucky enough to be invited back to my old school this week, to speak with pupils at their careers evening and I wanted to elaborate on my 5 top tips for aspiring...

The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor
The (not so) secret diaries of a Trainee Solicitor

Awards evening Pardoes run awards evenings in which different categories of employee are recognised such as employee of the year and innovator of the year. I am very lucky to work at a firm that...