Honesty in the First Instance 18/01/16

Divorce is often fraught with uncertainty for a myriad of reasons, care of dependants, financial settlement and imagining life post-divorce among them. The Court system seeks to mitigate this uncertainty by requiring full and frank disclosure from all parties so that reasonable provision can be made in line with an individual’s circumstances. In a recent landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has highlighted the importance of disclosure by overturning two Court of Appeal decisions. Continue reading Honesty in the First Instance 18/01/16

Is there such a thing as testamentary freedom in England and Wales anymore?

Concerns have been raised as to whether people can still disinherit their children following a recent case where the Court of Appeal ruled that the estranged daughter of a woman who left most of her estate to charity could make a claim against her late mothers estate, under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (IPFDA 1975). Continue reading Is there such a thing as testamentary freedom in England and Wales anymore?