Yearly Wills & Trusts Archives: 2018

What happens to your bitcoin when you die?

What happens to your bitcoin when you die?

It is believed that of the 21 million bitcoins in circulation, up to 4 million have been lost forever. Anonymous, unregulated and with irreversible... Read More

Scottish man who murdered his mother made executor of her estate

Scottish man who murdered his mother made executor of her estate

A man from Fife serving a life sentence for murdering his mother has been the executor of her estate since her death. Ross Taggart bludgeoned and... Read More

Charles Mansons body is to be released to his grandson

Charles Manson’s body is to be released to his grandson

A judge in California has ended the battle over custody of Charles Manson’s remains by awarding custody to Jason Freeman, whom the court accepted was... Read More

Ken Dodd diddles the taxman by marrying two days before death

Ken Dodd diddles the taxman by marrying two days before death

Legendary British comedian Sir Ken Dodd has got the last laugh after he married his long-term partner two days before his death, thereby avoiding substantial... Read More

French rocknroller Johnny Hallydays adult children fight over 100m inheritance

French rock’n’roller Johnny Hallyday’s adult children fight over €100m inheritance

The man who brought rock’n’roll to France, Johnny Hallyday, passed away near Paris last December, aged 74. After the country came together to mourn the... Read More

Whitlock v Moree: inheriting joint bank accounts

Whitlock v Moree: inheriting joint bank accounts

In the case of Whitlock v Moree, the Privy Council held that a surviving joint bank account holder is entitled to the beneficial interest in the monies held... Read More

Government launches power of attorney refund scheme after 4 years of overcharging

Government launches power of attorney refund scheme after 4 years of overcharging

The Ministry of Justice has launched the Power of Attorney Fee Refund Scheme for those who were overcharged for their arrangements between 1 April 2013 and 31... Read More

Mistress battles property tycoon's widow at High Court claiming their 'adored' lovechild should not have been left out of his 2.5m will

Mistress battles property tycoon's widow at High Court claiming their 'adored' lovechild should not have been left out of his £2.5m will

The mistress of late millionaire Baldhev Kohli is challenging his will on behalf of their young daughter, in a battle concerning the deceased’s apparent... Read More

Unmarried partner is successful in claim for reasonable financial provision in Lewis v Warner

Unmarried partner is successful in claim for reasonable financial provision in Lewis v Warner

An appeal was made by Mrs Lewis, daughter of Mrs Blackwell, the deceased, against an order of the court. This order dictated that Mrs Blackwell’s property... Read More

Legal battle over Charles Manson's body and estate kicks off

Legal battle over Charles Manson's body and estate kicks off

A hearing in downtown Los Angeles marked the start of a courtroom fight for control over notorious cult leader Charles Manson's estate and bodily... Read More