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    Cory Stephenson

    Posted 31 January 2019
    by Cory Stephenson .

    What is a Larke v Nugus request?

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    If you are considering disputing a will on the grounds explained here, the first formal step is often to make a Larke v Nugus request. This insight explains more about a Larke v Nugus request. A history of the case…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 28 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    What is the Time Limit to Contest a Will?

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    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…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 26 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    What Are the Grounds for Disputing a Will?

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    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…

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    Martin Laver

    Posted 20 September 2018
    by Martin Laver .

    Inheritance Act 1975 Claim by Co-Habitee

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    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…

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