The Impact of a Predatory Marriage

The Contentious Probate Team at Druces recently successfully represented the son of an elderly man, who died following a predatory marriage to his carer, in a contested estate dispute with the spouse. Our client and

Inheritance Tax: Scrap or Reform?

Rishi Sunak has intimated in recent weeks that he may scrap inheritance tax in its entirety. By no means the only divisive policy change he has presented at this week’s Conservative Party Conference, but certainly

Will your Will protect you

Obtaining professional advice is essential when preparing a Will. Apart from anything else, a poorly drafted Will may open the door to claims against your estate, as well as leaving disappointed beneficiaries and unfulfilled succession

The Law in an LM-mess?

The Law in an LM-mess?

Following recent conflicting decisions of the England and Wales Court of Protection, Paul Levy and James Mckean discuss varying a Will under the Mental Capacity Act 2005   RE LMS The England and Wales Court

A Further Lesson For Private Wealth Advisers

Last year Druces’ lawyers were in court to protect the financial position of a widow who was at risk of being partially disinherited. In that case, Eade v Hogg [2021] EWHC 1057 (Ch), careless drafting