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Wills, Inheritance & Succession
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast provides a complete overview of the most salient issues which affect the drafting, enforcement, interpretation and challenge of a will. It provides a refreshment of the law in this area, the most common pitfalls which appear time and time again, how to avoid them and a look at the recent cases in which wills have been challenged. A truly whistle stop tour, this is essential listening for any modern private client practitioner.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how to validly draft and execute a binding home made will;
  • Be aware of the consequences of invalidity of a will;
  • Know the most recent case law which affects the interpretation of a will’s validity.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Banks - v - Goodfellow (1870) 5 QB 549;
  • Barrett v Bem [2012] EWCA 52;
  • Hall v Hall [1868] LR 1 P&D 481;
  • Marley v Rawlings & Anor [2014] UKSC 2;
  • The Vegetarian Society & Anor v Scott [2013] EWHC 3639 (Ch).;
  • White v Jones [1995] 2 AC 207;
  • Wills Act 1863;
  • Wills Act 1837.

In this CPDcast, Clare Kelly, partner and mediator at Anthony Gold solicitors joins me today to discuss wills and and how to make them valid.

Date Recorded: 29th August 2014

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