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Excluding Someone From Your Will

The only way to be sure that your wishes will be carried out when you are no longer alive is to make a will. However, the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants} Act 1975 makes it possible for certain people to challenge the inheritance that they have received after you have died. If the court

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Wills & Probate

Eligibility to Make a Claim Under the Inheritance Act 1975

The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 enables certain persons to challenge a will, or the rules of intestacy if the deceased person did not leave a will or a valid will. The types of person who may make a claim in accordance with the 1975 Act are: The spouse or civil partner

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Wills & Probate

Challenging a Will

The reasons for challenging the validity of a will are: The person making the will did not have testamentary capacity at the time that the will was made; The person making the will did not intend that the document (the will) would be their last will; The person making the will did not understand and

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The Rules of Intestacy

If a person dies without leaving a will, or a valid will, then they are described as having died intestate. The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 provides the following rules: If the person has children or grandchildren then the spouse or civil partner takes: all of the personal chattels (furniture, cars, jewellery, etc but

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Testamentary Capacity

Before a solicitor drafts a person’s will it is important that the solicitor satisfies himself of the mental capacity and understanding of the person to make a will. The solicitor should ask the person open questions to establish whether, on the balance of probabilities, the person fulfils the test of testamentary capacity. The person should:

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A Will Made By Undue Influence

One reason for the validity of a will to be challenged is because there had been undue influence by somebody at the time when a person made their will. Undue influence means coercion to make a will in particular terms. Coercion may involve threats, control, emotional blackmail, threatened withdrawal of help, bullying, or persistent mental

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Accident Compensation

Accidents Caused By Potholes

Roads in England have been described as suffering a pothole epidemic caused by years of under-investment in the roads by successive governments. The Asphalt Industry Alliance carries out an annual survey of the councils in England, who are the local highway authorities responsible for maintaining roads, and each year the highway authorities report large shortfalls

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Accident Compensation

Safe Cycling

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of men and women cycling on Britain’s busy and crowded roads, and unfortunately, road accident statistics published by the Department for Transport have shown an increase in the number of cyclists who have been seriously injured in road accidents. Cyclists are a vulnerable type of

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Accident Compensation

Health Risks at Work

All employees have the right to a safe and healthy job and this includes temporary workers and agency workers. New workers are at a higher risk of suffering an accident or illness at work because they are not familiar with the workplace and systems of work. A hazard that is obvious to an experienced worker

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