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Wills & Trusts Archive - July 2017

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Law Commission recommends overhaul of outdated wills system

The Law Commission last week published a new consultation paper urging reform of the law surrounding wills. The report follows a public consultation in 2013 in which expert evidence raised concerns about guidance on mental capacity and the formalities necessary to make a will. The Law Commission argue that the law needs to be modernised, noting... Read More

Carrie Fisher’s whole estate to be passed to daughter, Billie Lourd

Billie Lourd, the daughter of Carrie Fisher, has been named sole beneficiary of the late Star Wars heroine’s estate. She is due to inherit Fisher’s personal and professional assets save for an extensive collection of memorabilia which will go on auction alongside items belonging to her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds. Carrie Fisher died on 27th... Read More

Mrs Justice Roberts provides a helpful clarification of the law regarding sham trusts: ND v SD & Ors [2017]

Mrs Justice Roberts, sitting in the Family Division of the High Court, found last week against a wife attempting to argue that her husband had set up a sham trust in order to deny her of tens of millions of pounds in their high net worth divorce and financial remedy proceedings. Though this case is by no means revolutionary, it is nevertheless... Read More
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