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Can I prove my sister’s financial abuse?

The FT reader suspects their sister of financially abusing their father, who has dementia. The sister obtained a lasting power of attorney (LPA) and has been going on expensive holidays while showing no effort to arrange care for their father. …

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How English courts deal with gender discrimination in inheritance disputes

The High Court in the case of Kaur v Estate of Karnail Singh and Ors, awarded Mrs Kaur, the 83-year-old wife of the deceased, 50% of the net assets of Singh’s estate, valued between £1.2mn and £1.9mn, under the Inheritance …

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A promise of inheritance has been withdrawn. Can I claim against my parents?

Promises are not contracts and so are not usually enforceable. However, in England and Wales, where you rely on a promise to your detriment, you may be able to apply to overturn this. Here, you may have accepted low wages, …

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Disputes over the proper administration of trusts and estates

Executors and trustees are not the same – an executor manages the deceased’s estate and arranges for the distribution of their assets in accordance with their will, while a trustee is responsible for the ongoing administration of a trust. Nevertheless, …

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The Fine Art of Probate: The Secret Trust of Lucian Freud

In this series, “The Fine Art of Probate”, a selection of Collyer Bristow lawyers are joined by special guests from the world of Art and Culture, to discuss a wide variety of topics relating to probate in English law. In …

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Inheritance Act Claims:

If a deceased’s Will fails to make adequate provision for someone who falls within certain categories, the Inheritance Act 1975 may permit them to successfully claim part of the deceased’s estate. This guide explains more.

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New Partner hire for Collyer Bristow’s Tax and Estate Planning team

Leading law firm, Collyer Bristow, has appointed James Austen as a Partner in the Tax and Estate Planning team. James has extensive experience acting for high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners. He has particular expertise in advising business …

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Disputes with trustees

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Challenging a will

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Claiming under the Inheritance Act 1975

Certain categories of person can make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to seek an order for reasonable financial provision from a person’s estate when they have not been left anything under the will.  …

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