Tag: Wills

11th August 2022

On top of the heartbreak and worry that a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness can cause, there will be a raft of concerns and uncertainties about your care and financial affairs, and it can be difficult to know exactly how to prepare ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
6th September 2018

You may have seen in the press recently that Aretha Franklin died without leaving a Will.  One can only speculate as to the problems this may cause for those she leaves behind as they seek to distribute her estate, estimated to be in ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
9th March 2017

Patrick Jenkins, Partner and Head of Litigation looks at some of the legal issues which can arise where no will, or a deficient will, has been prepared and why it is important to ensure that you have an up-to-date and properly executed ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
10th August 2015

Following the latest instalment in the long running case of Ilott v Mitson the Court of Appeal may have made it easier for adult children to challenge wills if they do not believe that they have been left reasonable financial provision ...

MacDonald Oates LLP Solicitors
26th February 2015

Victoria Bischoff’s article in the Daily Mail, ‘When William Herd died he left £300,000 but his only son Stuart never saw a penny: Why you must write a will’, sums up what many solicitors tell a client dragging their ...