Archived Legal Articles from 2017

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Contesting a Will


When backstabbing backfires - challenging a will for fraudulent calumny


The recent case of Christodoulides v Marcou gives a rare example of a successful challenge to the validity of a will on the basis of fraudulent calumny. What is fraudulent calumny? Fraudulent calumny involves a person making false representations about another person, to a testator, with a…

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Contesting a Will


With an ageing population, a dramatic increase in house prices and more complex family structures, will disputes are becoming increasingly common. Ben Wilson, an Associate at Forbes Solicitors specialising in Contentious Trusts and Probate, gives an overview of the various ways to contest a will or…

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