News & Insights

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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October 16, 2023

Promise dispute, solved

Reports have been circling regarding the case of Spencer vs Spencer. A proprietary estoppel claim put in by the son against his late father John Spencer. In John’s original will the […]

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October 5, 2023

Inheritance Wars – Who gets the money?

We review the first two episodes, of Channel Five’s new documentary ‘Inheritance Wars’. The focus on inheritance dispute over the past few months on the channel, further emphasises the increase […]

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October 3, 2023

How to prepare for court

Last Monday’s Charity focused webinar with Radcliffe Chambers marked the beginning of a series of webinars taking place over the next three months. In association with the Institute of Legacy […]

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September 29, 2023

The Final Episode of ‘The Inheritance’!

***Spoiler Alert*** do not read this article unless you have watched the final episode of Channel Five’s crime thriller ‘The Inheritance’!   This Monday brought Channel Five’s gripping new drama […]

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September 29, 2023

Tax consequences of court applications

An article from  LawSkills   I was preparing a webinar on proprietary estoppel and the judgment in Guest v Guest [2022] UKSC 27 brought to my attention a weakness in […]

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