Article Tag: Validity of Wills

DIY Wills: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The High Court heard 368 probate dispute cases last year, up from 282 in 2017. It has been suggested that the reason for this increase is due to the growing popularity of DIY Wills. A DIY Will is one which has been made without professional advice, usually at home in someone’s own handwriting or using… Read more »

Victory for disinherited daughter raises questions on validity of wills

Lawyers were recently shocked by a landmark ruling that saw the Court of Appeal award a woman £164,000 from her estranged mother’s estate, despite her mother making her wishes expressly clear that her daughter should not receive a penny. This has ultimately raised the question over the validity of wills. Until this ruling, The Inheritance… Read more »