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Hughes v Pritchard 2022 EWCA Civ 386

31 Mar 2022

The case of Hughes v Pritchard [2022] EWCA Civ 386, considered the important issue of the proper weight to be attached to a will drafter's evidence, and a medical practitioner's assessment of testamentary capacity. The case concerned Evan Hughes (the Deceased), who died in March 2017, aged…

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Issuing Court Proceedings on behalf of a Deceased Claimant

22 Oct 2021

When a person dies as a result of clinical negligence there can be uncertainty as to how that claim for compensation/damages is continued. There remains an entitlement to a claim for the pain and suffering caused as a result of the negligence, and also any financial loss. In this article we…

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Challenging the Decisions of Trustees

21 Oct 2021

Decisions made by trustees often become acrimonious and can even evolve into claims for breach of trust and for the removal of the trustees. Fixed Interest Trusts The trustees of a fixed interest trust do not have a discretion about who to benefit, how much or when. The beneficiaries have a…

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Personal Representatives Obtaining a Beddoe Order

01 Jun 2021

It has become increasingly common for personal representatives of an estate to find themselves in a position where they are required to bring or defend a claim against a third party. In these circumstances, it is possible for a personal representative to be reimbursed from estate for the costs they…

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The Rise in Claims against Estates

20 May 2021

When someone dies those left behind often have a strong desire to seek expert legal advice and support to decide whether to bring or to defend a claim against the estate. Disputes concerning the administration or the distribution of trust funds or a deceased persons estate are rising. Reasons include…

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Funeral and Burial disputes: Who has the final say (with or without a Will)?

30 Mar 2021

Undoubtedly, a death in the family is an extremely difficult and challenging time. With emotions running high, focus quickly turns to ensuring funeral and/or burial arrangements for the deceased is done in the best possible way, in accordance with respecting the deceased's wishes and values. By…

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National Apprenticeship Week

10 Feb 2021

National Apprenticeship Week began on 8 February. This year's theme is 'Build The Future.' With 20 years of experience in progressing employees through apprenticeships, Forbes Solicitors has helped build futures and this year has been no different and has been as successful, despite the…

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Pursuing an Inheritance Act Claim after the time limit - Thakare v Bhusate

20 Jan 2021

In 2020, the High Court handed down a judgement in the appeal case of Thakare v Bhusate [2020] EWHC 52 (Ch). The case involved an out of time claim for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (the Act). The case is significant as the…

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