Category: Wills & Probate Disputes

Changes to Intestacy Rules

Everyone is advised to make a Will but over half of the adult population do not do so. Where there is no Will, the person’s estate falls subject to the intestacy rules which are statutory rules which govern how your possessions are divided. Many people fail to realise that, without a will, a surviving spouse …

Mugabe – extensive estate but no will

The Zimbabwean revolutionary and one-time politician Robert Mugabe left behind $10 million in the bank, four houses in the capital city Harare and ten cars but no Will, according to a list of his estate revealed this week. The Evening Standard said the details of the former president’s estate were reported by the state-owned newspaper, …

Executors and Costs

The recent case of Perry v Neupert [2019] EWHC 2275 is a salutary lesson to all executors, particularly those dealing with complex estates and cross-jurisdictional matters. The case involved the estate of an Israeli national resident but not domiciled in England. Under his Will he appointed a Swiss lawyer as the sole executor of his …

Change of circumstances, change your will!

When you marry, any existing will is automatically revoked (cancelled), unless it contains a clause in anticipation of marriage, leaving it invalid. This means that you will not have a valid will and if you do not make a new one, your estate will be dealt with under the rules of intestacy. Depending on the …

St. Catherine Hospice ‘Make a Will Fortnight’

  As a result of our participation, we raised £3,020.00 for the Hospice. Original article follows: Our Horsham Private Client team are participating in St. Catherine Hospice ‘Make a Will Fortnight’. From 8 – 19 May 2017 we will be offering 30 appointments allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Instead of paying our solicitors for their …

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