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Well back to our legal news update in all things Conveyancing Wills and Probate.

You can view last month’s update here: Conveyancing Wills and Probate Update April 2013

How Conveyancing Wills and Probate Update Works

We will use the legal news to break down the facts of the case, the decision of the Court or outcome and what our general advice would be if you were involved in similar circumstances.

This month we have four cases including three relating to Wills including the validity of witness signatures to a Will and a conveyancing case involving a disputed Right To Light.

The four cases are described in précis below. You will need to click on the case to see the full account.

1.     Wills: Can the Tax Man Pull the Rug Under Your Persian Cats

As an animal is not a legal entity capable of owning or holding cash or property of any kind, it is not possible to leave money directly to your pet

2.      A Right to Light: Well I Declare!

When you have enjoyed an unobstructed right to light, the prospect of a development on neighbouring land that will reduce your light is never welcome

3.    How Important Is It To Witness a Will Properly?

A Will of a man named his eldest son as his sole beneficiary and executor was contested as a suspicion that the two witnesses had signed the document on different occasions and so will was not valid.

4.    Court Rejects Will Made Under Undue Influence

When an elderly and ill woman was put under continual pressure by her brother-in-law to change her will in favour of his children, whom she rarely saw, her resolve finally cracked and in a bid to have a quiet life, she instructed her lawyers to draw up a new will six months before her death

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Until next month..

If you have any questions arising out of this blog or you would like specific advice (see disclaimer below) you can take advantage of our free Consultation by clicking below or to continue receiving automatic updates click on the box on the right hand side. Paul Hajek

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