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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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  • How is your school faring after the recession?

    07 March 2016

    The answer to this question varies significantly among independent schools across the country and there are usually substantial differences in the relative health and confidence of schools within any local cluster of schools. …

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  • The joy of ‘sexting’?

    07 March 2016

    A startlingly high percentage of teenagers claim to have received indecent images via text or social media. This phenomenon has increased in recent years due to the increase in smartphone technology and teenage smartphone ownership.…

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