Podcast Location:
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Categories:
Wills, Inheritance & Succession
CPD Points:
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast will be of use to all practitioners involved in probate cases, and anyone seeking to defend or challenge the validity of a will. Important procedural points are considered, and clear practical advice is given for practitioners as to the formalities required for making a valid will, changing and challenging a will. Further advice is given for those who are not happy with the distribution of assets in a will, and the procedure for lodging a claim is set out.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the formalities for making a will;
  • Know the major grounds under which the validity of a will can be challenged;
  • Have received practical advice for people unhappy with the distribution of a will;
  • Know the procedure for lodging a claim;
  • Understand the provisions for notice for interested parties;
  • Understand the consequences of revocation of a will;
  • Know the important procedural rules when making a contested probate claim.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Wills Act 1837;
  • CPR 57.11;
  • Banks v Goodfellow (1870) LR 5 QB 549;
  • Bartlam v Coutts & Co and others - [2006] All ER (D) 273;
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975.
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In this podcast we talk to Georgia Bedworth, a barrister at 10 Old Square, about the issues and procedure regarding the making and challenging of a will. Among the issues covered are: the requirements for making a valid will, or for changing an existing will, on what grounds a will can be challenged, the procedure for lodging a claim, the consequences of revocation of a will, and the procedure rules involved.

Podcast added: 01/01/12

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