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  • Creative people and their estates

    10 May 2016

    A deceased creative may have left a very valuable literary or artistic estate containing all the intellectual property rights to their work, as well as such physical property as manuscripts, artworks and memorabilia which relate to them and to their output. …

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  • Protecting assets in second marriages: pre-nuptial agreements & Wills

    10 May 2016

    In 2011 34% of marriages failed where one or both of the couple had been previously married. Couples looking to enter into a further marriage or civil partnership should consider how best to protect assets on divorce and dissolution to avoid conflict at later stages. …

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  • Burns v Burns – Testamentary Capacity

    06 April 2016

    In the recent case of Burns v Burns (2016) the Court of Appeal upheld a finding that a testator had testamentary capacity notwithstanding a significant decline in her mental health prior to the execution of her will.…

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  • Costs in Contentious Probate

    05 April 2016

    ​In the recent case of Breslin v Bromley involving contentious probate proceedings, a beneficiary was ordered to pay most of the costs of the claimant executor where her challenge to the validity of a will failed.…

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  • Barlow Robbins Budget Summary 2016

    17 March 2016

    We have pleasure in attaching our summary of the key announcements in the Chancellor’s 2016 Budget statement.…

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  • Spring 2016 Update for Schools

    10 March 2016

    Welcome to the Spring 2016 Update for Schools. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date. …

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