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Wills, Inheritance & Succession
Capacity & Court of Protection
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at practitioners interested in wills, trusts and private client matters (including the Court of Protection). It will review a recent case from the Court of Appeal concerning reasonable provision under the I(PFD)A 1975, cost rules in mutual wills cases, the decision in Pitt v Holt and a recent case on media access to the Court of Protection.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the relevant factors when deciding whether to pursue a capitalised award or a life interest under the 1975 Act;
  • Understand the importance of ‘needs’ when making an interim award under the Act;
  • Be aware of the appropriate cost rules in a mutual wills case;
  • Understand developments on the law concerning fiduciary powers and the reversal of transactions;
  • Understand what counts as a ‘good reason’ to permit the media to report on proceedings in the Court of Protection.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;
  • Iqbal v Ahmed [2011] EWCA Civ 900;
  • Ilott v Mitson & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 346;
  • Smith v Smith [2011] EWHC 2133 (Ch);
  • Pitt & Anor v Holt & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 197;
  • Shovelar v Lane [2011] EWCA Civ 802;
  • Fearnley v Napier [2010] EWHC 3345 (Ch);
  • Green v Montagu [2011] EWHC 1856 (Ch);
  • P v Independent Print Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 756;
  • Independent News and Media v A [2010] EWCA Civ 343.

In this podcast barrister Ruth Hughes guides practitioners through some recent case law concerning Inheritance Act claims, wills, trusts and the Court of Protection.

Podcast added: 12/10/11

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