Wills witnessed by video link to be made legal

2020 is the year of change – nothing that any of us does is really the same as it used to be and the Wills Act 1837 is no different. Read more…

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Posted on Jul 27th, 2020 by Laura Butler

Signing a Will during COVID19 restrictions

Arranging for the distribution of your estate to ensure that your loved ones are supported once you pass away is one of the most personal and important aspects of people’s Read more…

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Posted on Jun 3rd, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

How can I register a death and plan a funeral with the Coronavirus restrictions in place?

We are living in extraordinary times and as we all come together to do our bit to get through this crisis as quickly as we can, all of us are Read more…

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Posted on Apr 15th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Daughter gives up job to challenge validity of father’s Will

Brian Cole was a former lifeboat captain and he had one daughter, Sonya Young. Mr Cole had made a few Wills during his lifetime with Mrs Young as the main Read more…

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Posted on Mar 10th, 2020 by Lyons Davidson

Law thoughts: writing a will gives you the last word

A will is a legal document that enables an individual to set out wishes as to what they would like to happen to their property and assets when they die. Read more…

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Posted on Jun 27th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Law thoughts: choosing the beneficiaries of your will from the phone book

Law thoughts: choosing the beneficiaries of your will

Luis Carlos de Noronha Cabral de Camara was a childless bachelor. At the time of his death, his estate comprised a 12-room apartment in central Lisbon, a house in the Read more…

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Posted on May 30th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Law thoughts: marriage automatically invalidates wills

A Board reading: Law thoughts: marriage automatically invalidates wills

There’s a general principle in law that marriage automatically invalidates wills made by either party before they get married.

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Posted on Apr 25th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Probate fees restructure: who will benefit?

The government has put forward draft proposals to change the current probate fees structure – but who will benefit from these changes? The public purse? Beneficiaries of an estate? The Read more…

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Posted on Feb 6th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Bad moos for cow haters: if you hope to inherit a farm, it won’t help your case if you don’t like cows

If you hope to inherit a farm, it won’t help your case if you don’t like cows

If you’re hoping to inherit a farm, it won’t help your case if you hate cows. Clive Shaw sued his parents in order to force them to let him inherit Read more…

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Posted on Jan 24th, 2019 by Lyons Davidson

Is the future of wills digital?

At the present time, the requirements for wills to be declared valid are set out in the Wills Act 1837, which came in to force just over 20 years after Read more…

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Posted on Jul 20th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

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