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Taking the Law into Your Own Hands: The Risks of Acting as Executor without Legal Advice

If you have been appointed as an executor under someone’s Will, there may be the temptation to deal with their estate without arranging professional guidance. However, a recent case has highlighted the potential pitfalls of doing this and demonstrates that, if any mistakes are made, the courts will not accept the argument that you were …

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DIY Wills whats the danger?

There seem to be an increasing number of “at home” or DIY Will Kits available – they are on the shelves of most stationary stores and some mortgage and life insurance companies even send one to new customers with their policies. So, what’s the harm in DIY Wills? Isn’t it just as good as using …

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Can my Will be ignored?

This week’s newspaper front pages have been full of stories regarding a Court of Appeal decision to ignore the terms of Melita Jackson’s Will and to make provision for her estranged daughter, Heather Ilott. This decision has gone entirely against what Melita Jackson put in her Will, as she had not wanted her daughter to benefit at …

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