Martin Laver


7-August-2019

Writing

Making the decision whether to dispute a will can often be a difficult one to make. However, perhaps unsurprisingly, a recent survey report by Direct Line shows that approximately one in four people are willing to dispute a will. The…



7-January-2019

Writing out a will

This insight focuses on the time limit to bring an Inheritance Act claim and in what circumstances this time limit may be extended. For an explanation of an Inheritance Act claim, please click here. If you are making a claim…





28-September-2018

Older mans hands

Time limits to challenge a will depend on the type of claim being contemplated. Inheritance Act Claims If you are making a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975, the time limit is 6 months from…


26-September-2018

Writing a Will

A will can be disputed for the following reasons: The will does not comply with the Wills Act 1837 The deceased was coerced into making the will (called undue influence) The deceased did not have capacity to make a will The…


20-September-2018

Bench in an autumnal setting

A co-habitee was successful in his claim against his late partner’s estate. The Deceased, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, died on 7 October 2015, leaving will dated 6 August 2001. The will left her “friend” Andrew Banfield, the sum of £5,000 and…