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Fourteen disappointed children unsuccessful in challenging father’s Will
Fourteen disappointed children unsuccessful in challenging father’s Will

The High Court has provided guidance on best practice for those preparing Wills when considering a recent Will challenge in Kassim & Others v Saeed [2019]. Mr Dhalei, the testator, died in...

Inheritance dispute over which parent died first reaches conclusion
Inheritance dispute over which parent died first reaches conclusion

The tragic case of Estate of James Scarle v Estate of Marjorie Scarle (2019) came to a conclusion in the summer of 2019 when the Court upheld the Commorientes rule and ordered that James Scarle died...

Septic Tanks: All you need to know regarding the changes in 2020
Septic Tanks: All you need to know regarding the changes in 2020

Septic tanks. Not exactly the most exciting start to make many people read on but, if you are buying a property with a septic tank, or have a septic tank, I would advise that you do! There are a...

Millions says they would challenge an inheritance – but what are the options if you have concerns?
Millions says they would challenge an inheritance – but what are the options if...

At the beginning of last year the Independent reported that more than 12.6 million Britons would challenge an inheritance if they were unhappy with the result. This staggering number, identified by a...

Probate Fraud
Probate Fraud

Contentious probate specialist, Charlotte Dullaway, recently caught up on the latest documentary from the Catching a Killer team which explores the investigations following a chilling probate...

My Legal Space
My Legal Space

My Legal Space (MLS) is an online portal that we at Pardoes have developed alongside our case management team. It allows us to upload online documents and provide real time updates on our...

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly
‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly

The festive season is well and truly upon us. We are all dashing to the shops to purchase those special presents and Father Christmas is preparing his sleigh to deliver presents to children all...

When should I make a Lasting Powers of Attorney?
When should I make a Lasting Powers of Attorney?

It is a common misconception that Lasting Powers of Attorney are just for the elderly. Mental and physical incapacity can strike at any time, with young people equally at risk of capacity loss as a...

The End of the Help to Buy ISA Scheme
The End of the Help to Buy ISA Scheme

The Help to Buy ISA scheme has been available since 1 December 2015, allowing first time buyers to save and qualify for a 25% government bonus of up to £3,000 (on £12,000 of savings) to...

Lasting Powers of Attorney: 5 Common Myths
Lasting Powers of Attorney: 5 Common Myths

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) lets you appoint another person to make decisions and act on your behalf if you lose mental capacity. Despite the importance of such document, millions of people...