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

Inheritance wars: parents v children

When Melita Jackson died in 2004, it’s highly unlikely that she could ever have imagined that her estate would become the basis for one of the most hard-fought and lengthy Read more…

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Posted on Mar 16th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson wins Private Client Team of the Year at the Modern Law Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce that Lyons Davidson’s Private Client team won ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards 2016 last night (10 November).

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Posted on Nov 11th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson nominated for Private Client Team of the Year at Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards 2016

Lyons Davidson’s Private Client team is a finalist at this year’s Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards.

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Posted on Oct 7th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Pensioner slapped by his 74-year-old sister over £2 million inheritance row

You would think that leaving an estate to children equally would keep things simple and avoid a dispute but the late Ted Townsend couldn’t have foreseen the years of anguish Read more…

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Posted on Jul 4th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Parental promises and proprietary estoppel

Ideally, families should be tight-knit, happy groups who are nice to each other and treat each other fairly. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and when families do fall Read more…

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Posted on Jun 9th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson’s Private Client team wins Solicitors Journal Award

We are very pleased to announce that Lyons Davidson’s Private Client department has been named ‘Private Client Team of the Year’ at the Solicitors Journal Awards, held in London on Read more…

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Posted on May 26th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Family Fortunes: the cost of inheritance disputes

The high cost of inheritance disputes

One of the big changes in society over the last 50 years has been that we are all living longer and in more complex circumstances. Second marriages are far from Read more…

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Posted on May 24th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson’s Private Client team up for Solicitors Journal Award

We are delighted to announce that our Private Client team have been shortlisted for the prestigious Solicitors Journal Private Client Team of the Year Award. Our Private Client team is based Read more…

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Posted on May 5th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

The dangers of losing a contentious probate claim

The recent judgment in the case of Stephen David Breslin (Executor & Beneficiary of the estate of Marjorie Beck, deceased) v (1) Peter Bromley (Executor of the estate of Marjorie Read more…

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Posted on Dec 31st, 2015 by Lyons Davidson