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January 4, 2024

Beddoe Orders – when are they needed?

A Beddoe Order is a Court Order giving approval to an executor or trustee to take or defend court action with the agreement that the costs of the action will […]

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January 4, 2024

Beddoe Orders – what is it and do I need one?

What is a Beddoe Order?   A Beddoe Order is a Court Order giving approval to an executor or trustee to take or defend court action with the agreement that […]

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January 4, 2024

Beddoe Orders – costs protection for trustees and executors – an overview

What is a Beddoe Order?   A Beddoe Order is a Court Order giving approval to an executor or trustee to take or defend court action with the agreement that […]

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December 29, 2023

Bacardi anyone?

Another inheritance dispute as hit the news this week, involving assets worth over 700 million and a trust fund at the heart. Luis Bacardi the great grandson of the founder […]

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December 4, 2023

What is a letter of claim?

A Letter of Claim (sometimes referred to as a ‘Letter Before Action’) is a letter sent by the Claimant to the Defendant to put the Defendant on notice that Court […]

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November 16, 2023

A day in the life of a Charity Legacy Officer

I had the recent pleasure of speaking with Rebecca Gray, a Senior Legacy Officer from Age UK, and Paul Browne, the Head of Legacy Admin at Legacy Link, as part […]

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October 30, 2023

BEQUESTS – the bold, the bizarre and the brilliant!

The top 5 strangest bequests ever made!   Ranging from Shakespeare to the comedian Jack Benny, this article lists some of the extraordinary and unusual ways that famous people of […]

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October 27, 2023

The Missing Will

The story of the Russian oligarch and the £100 million missing will continues to unfold in the media. Vladimir Alekseyevich Scherbakov, 56, died in June 2017 whilst being investigated for […]

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October 25, 2023

Case Summary – Forgery

The recent case of Alexander David Niven and Another v Irene Roberta Hunter-Forbes Niven [2023] CSOH 57 was brought by David Niven (“David”) and Carole Melaisi (“Carole”), the children of […]

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