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To Resolve or Mediate your Dispute or Not?

Now that we have got over GDPR and life can return to ‘normal’ I thought I’d deal with the subject of whether to mediate a dispute, or not, which is becoming increasingly important in litigation disputes. As a qualified mediator, I am sometimes asked by potential clients if I can mediate a case for them. [...]

An Old Case involving a Will that Stands the Test of Time

In a recent case of James v James and others, High Court Judge HHJ Paul Mathews was concerned with issues of testamentary (ability to understand a will) capacity where a Will was being challenged and the test for capacity was defined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. In general where a Testator (a person who [...]

Family Law – Can an Adult Child be Disinherited?

Last year in a case on family law, Ilott v Mitson, the Court of Appeal held that the late Mrs Jackson was not entitled to disinherit her adult daughter and leave the bulk of her Estate to charity.  The case attracted much publicity. The Court of Appeal held that Mrs Ilott was entitled to approximately [...]

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