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

Inheritance wars: parents v children

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

Modern Law Awards

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

Private Client Team of the Year

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 74-year-old sister over £2m inheritance row

Pensioner slapped by 74-year-old sister over £2m inheritance dispute

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

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