May 2024 | Curtis Parkinson
High court ruling leaves disinherited granddaughters with a financial nightmare.

Disinherited Granddaughters Face Hefty Legal Bill

In a recent High Court ruling, the five granddaughters of Frederick Ward, who were disinherited in their grandfather’s Will, now face a hefty legal bill for the costs of the case. The case, Gowing v Ward, revolved around allegations of undue influence, with the granddaughters claiming that their grandfather was coerced into disinheriting them following…

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How Revoking Your Will Can Affect You

Your Will is a vital document that outlines your wishes for the distribution of your assets after you pass away. But life circumstances change, and what you wanted ten years ago might reflect something other than your current priorities. In such cases, consider revoking or destroying your existing Will. When Should You Revoke or Destroy…

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Building Societies Step Up to Aid Victims of Philips Trust Collapse

The collapse of Philips Trust Corporation (PTC) in 2022 sent shockwaves through the financial lives of thousands of building society customers. PTC, responsible for managing numerous trusts holding assets totalling £138 million, fell into administration amidst allegations of mismanagement, leaving over 2,300 individuals facing the devastating loss of their life savings. However, several building societies…

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Critical Steps for a Smooth Property Transaction

Buying or selling a house is a significant milestone filled with excitement. However, there are often potential legal complications with any property transaction. Luckily, there are steps you can take to smooth the process – whether you’re the buyer or the seller. Critical Steps for a Seamless Deal For Buyers With mortgage pre-approval, a process…

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