In December 2013, the Supreme Court heard the ongoing dispute between two biological brothers and their ‘adopted’ sibling after their parents, Alfred Rawlings and Maureen Rawlings, mistakenly [...]
The case of Re Devillebichot  EWHC 2867 will not reverberate around the legal world sending shockwaves throughout the community. Nevertheless this recent case (judgment on 26 September [...]
This case reconfirms the requirements for a Will to be valid and also looks at the ever-popular issues of capacity and knowledge and approval, wading through conflicting evidence from the parties.
Usually probate will be granted to the executors without much controversy. Occasionally, however, there may be doubts about the validity of a Will. If this results in litigation, the parties are [...]
How many Court of Appeal judges does it take to decide whether a Will was validly executed? Six. On 31 January 2012 the Court of Appeal handed down judgement in Barret v Bem and others  [...]