It is often the case that, in the context of a separation and divorce, concerns are raised by one of the parties as to the other’s ability to make claims in respect of their received or prospective inheritances.
What can happen when a solicitor does not follow best practice when drafting a Will?
In the recent case of Reeves v Drew & Ors  EWHC 159, a private client solicitor had to explain to the court that he charged a multi-millionaire client just £140 plus VAT to prepare his Will because he provided a ‘Primark’ service.
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The private client team at Clarke Willmott recently held a webinar looking at provisions for children included in a will when a parent dies. Associate Georgia Collier and Lifetime Executive Sarah Arkless share their expertise here.
While taking time, careful consideration and expert advice is the preferred way to record a will, sometimes the need to act quickly in order to change or obtain a person’s final wishes arises and this can cause issues for both the family and the solicitor involved.
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Careful what you type – Court of Appeal rules informal email exchange is sufficient to transfer property to ex-partner
For unmarried co-habiting couples who jointly own property without a declaration of trust, the case of Hudson and Hathway heard by the Court of Appeal last year highlights the binding power of emails and cautions couples to take great care when composing them.
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