Disputed Wills

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Course Overview

Increasingly, practitioners are finding that there are more challenges to wills.

An increase in personal wealth, coupled with more complicated family relationships as well as people being more inclined to complain than in comparison to 20 or 30 years ago have witnessed a growth within the area of contentious probate.

This course, presented by experienced speaker John Thurston considers the various grounds for contesting a will.

What are the requirements?

Learning Outcomes

  • Topics considered include:

    • Capacity
      • delusion and a lack of capacity
    • Knowledge and approval of a Will
    • Suspicious circumstance
    • Undue influence
    • Formalities
    • Revocation of Wills
    • Mutual Wills
    • Contract to leave assets
    • Rectification
    • Interpretation
    • Conditional Gifts
    • Forged Wills and Standard of Proof
    • Removal of Executors
    • Secret Trusts
    • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

What is the target audience?

  • Private client practitioners



About Instructor - John Thurston

John is particularly interested in the law relating to wills, trusts, taxation, powers of attorney and elderly clients.

John is the author of "A Practitioner's Guide to Powers of Attorney", "A Practitioner's Guide to Trusts", "A Practitioner's Guide to Inheritance Claims" , "A Practitioner's Guide to Executorship and Administration" and "Estate Planning for the Middle Income Client" all published by Bloomsbury Professional.

John is also a contributor to "Tolley's Administration of Trusts" and "Tolley's Administration of Estates" and also contributed a section to "Tax Efficient Will Drafting" published by LexisNexis Butterworths.

Course Curriculum

recorded webinar

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    85 Page


  • Content good, delivery not so good - too hurried and frequently unclear.
    2 months ago