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  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    The role of a solicitor: mental capacity to draft a Will
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      A Court of Appeal decision has said that strong evidence is required to find that a testator lacks mental capacity to make a Will when an experienced solicitor had prepared the will and contemporaneously recorded the view that they had capacity (although in this case the will was invalid for other reasons) – Hawes… Learn more

  • Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
    DIY Wills: a decade on
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    DIY Wills became widely available a decade or so ago, firstly through High Street shops and then available online.  We are now starting to see more and more of these Wills being brought in, as Executors seek assistance with applying for Probate, in particular with: Advising on problems with the Will Inheritance Tax reporting (or… Learn more

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