Monthly Wills & Trusts Archives: July 2017

Law Commission recommends overhaul of outdated wills system

Law Commission recommends overhaul of outdated wills system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... Read More

Carrie Fishers whole estate to be passed to daughter, Billie Lourd

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... Read More

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

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... Read More