IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

  October 9, 2020
We are delighted to have achieved another year of great rankings in the Legal 500. This year we’ve ranked in eight practice areas across our Business and Personal services (including Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Commercial Property, Family, Contentious Probate, Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate and Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury: Claimant) and 20 solicitors have been recommended for their work.
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 Nazia Nawaz
  July 14, 2020
The widespread confusion around who can contest a will, and for which reasons, mean that many people are missing out on inheritance that could be legally owed to them.
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 Nazia Nawaz
  June 1, 2020
This is something which the Court had to consider in the recent case of Clitheroe v Bond [2020]. The case relates to the Estate of Jean Clitheroe who died in September 2017. She had three children, namely, a son and two daughters, one of whom had died in 2009. In 2010 she made her first Will effectively leaving the bulk of her estate to her son John Clitheroe and excluding her daughter Susan Bond.
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 Nazia Nawaz
  May 18, 2020
There has been several farming disputes before the courts in recent years and the latest decision in the case of Guest v Guest [2019] reminds us of the remedies available to successful Claimants in proprietary estoppel claims.
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 Nazia Nawaz
  May 14, 2020
The “forfeiture rule” under The Forfeiture Act 1982 prohibits a person from benefiting from the estate of the person he/she unlawfully killed, however the Court has a discretion to waive forfeiture in certain cases.
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 Nazia Nawaz
  May 7, 2020
An interesting judgement was delivered at Leeds County Court last month in the case of Bullockv Denton &Willoughby [2020]. The Claimant, Yvonne Bullock moved in with her partner just over 3 years before his sudden and unexpected death in May 2017.
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  May 4, 2020
Generally, any claim under the Act must be brought within 6 months of the date on which a Grant of probate was issued. However, in certain cases the courts have discretion to extend this time limit.
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 Nazia Nawaz
  May 1, 2020
Ramsdens Solicitors have appointed Will Trust and Estate Disputes specialist, Nazia Nawaz as Partner in their contentious probate team.
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