This practical, accessible and authoritative handbook covers all aspects of the law and practice relevant to probate disputes, including:
* removal of executors and trustees
* probate disputes, including due execution, lack of testamentary capacity, lack of
knowledge and approval, undue influence, and fraud and forgery
* sham trusts and foundations
* Inheritance Act claims
* interpretation and rectification of wills
* beneficial interest and proprietary estoppel claims.
In addition to detailed guidance on claim analysis and preparation, Chancery litigation and the CPR, the author gives an account of costs management, and considers all ADR options. Practitioners will also benefit from contributions from Dr Hugh Series on mental disorders, and from Ellen Radley on forensic examination of handwriting and questioned documents.
The concise appendix contains helpful precedent letters, pleadings and orders, which are also included on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Publisher: The Law Society
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 246 x 172 mm
'The handbook has an admirably pragmatic focus...[which] enables busy practitioners to navigate every stage of will disputes - from the early steps through to trial'. Toby Graham, Farrer and Co.