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Widow can inherit despite helping husband travel to Dignitas

The High Court handed down a ground-breaking judgment this week, in the first case to deal with whether someone who assists a terminally...

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Death and Taxes

When the Conservative party introduced the new Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) in 2017, many people believed that their homes would...

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Choupette Lagerfeld: The cat that got the cream

Following the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday, attention has quickly turned to his beloved Birman cat, Choupette....

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Granddaughter awarded £110,000 from grandmother’s estate after giving up ballet career

From will, trust and estates disputes associate Heather Roberts. The London County Court this week handed down judgment in a case brought...

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Financial abuse claims on the rise

Find the latest on will, trusts and estates disputes news from associate Heather Roberts, based in our Manchester office, below. Another...

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Should auld acquaintance (and former cohabitees) be forgotten? Lessons from Scotland on cohabitee rights

Ethan Axelrod, a trainee solicitor in our London team looks at what lessons we can learn from Scotland on reforming the law for...

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NHS to trial smart meters to measure dementia care

In a bid to cut down on hospital visits and improve patient care, the NHS is trialling smart meter technology in the homes of dementia...