The High Court has recently made an important decision after Master McQuail exercised the Court’s discretion to modify the forfeiture rule and granted full relief in the circumstances of a ‘mercy killing’.
This case considers the relationship between the common law test of testamentary capacity, as set out in Banks v Goodfellow (1870) LR 5 QB 549 and the test for capacity set down in ss.2-3 Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Homemade or DIY Wills are not a new phenomenon and have been around for some time. To some a Will may look fairly straightforward, especially when things such as a high street ‘Will Kits’ are so readily available, how difficult can it be?
A transferral of assets may be considered as deprivation if the intent of the action was to reduce the financial responsibility of an individual for their own care. Read our blog post to find out more.
Margaret Wynn Owen was forced to wear a deceased care home resident’s clothing and have her hair cut by the staff after her friend, Brian, cruelly swindled her out of her life savings of £65,000 leaving her penniless...
As the nights begin to draw in and another year moves to a rapidly to a close, we often start to think about what we have achieved during the year and whether have got round to completing those ‘round to it’ jobs that seem to perpetually appear on our ‘to do’ lists.