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16 August 2013 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, For life, Personal Injury

Successful mesothelioma claim where another firm failed

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Perseverance and solid knowledge of industries were key in helping this mesothelioma sufferer secure his rightful compensation.

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1 February 2013 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, For life, Personal Injury

Previous solicitors’ expensive mistake rectified

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She contacted solicitors about a possible personal injury and they arranged for her to be seen by a GP who then compiled a medical report. This report was used to settle the claim for £6,000. The GP who saw Jill …

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1 February 2013 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, For life, Personal Injury

Responsibility for accident re-evaluated when our client contacted Royds Withy King

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Mrs M contacted Royds Withy King for advice because she was unhappy with the service she was receiving from the solicitor appointed to represent her.

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12 December 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Wife’s claim for financial provision

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Fiona* had been married to her husband, Graham, for 25 years before his death. However, shortly prior to his death, Graham had an affair with Helen and, without Fiona’s knowledge, he changed his Will to leave everything to Helen.

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12 December 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Examination of accounts and asset tracing

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We acted as executors in relation to the estate of Kevin*, who was one of five brothers.

During this process we found out that a property, which was the main asset of the estate, may have been incorrectly transferred to Kevin during his lifetime.

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12 December 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Defending a claim brought by mother’s carer

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James* and Kristina were beneficiaries of their late mother’s estate. They were facing a claim from their late mother’s carer, Isobel, that she should be entitled to a share of their mother’s estate too.

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12 December 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Removal of an executor for failing to deal with mother’s estate

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We acted as executors in relation to the estate of Kevin*, who was one of five brothers.

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12 December 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Assisting a trustee in breach of trust

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David* was the trustee of a family trust. He had failed to take proper legal advice when he agreed to act as trustee and had paid out money to one of the beneficiaries, Eleanor, when he should not have done.

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12 December 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Claim against accountants for poor tax advice

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Trevor* (the executor) and the beneficiaries of the late Victoria’s estate had received poor tax advice from firm of accountants in relation to the estate.

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12 December 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Dealing with a tax inefficient trust

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In this case we helped the trustees to apply for clarification of unclear wording in a trust. The trust was amended so that it could be interpreted to give a more tax efficient outcome for the beneficiaries; helping them to save money.

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7 December 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Suspicions regarding a handwritten Will

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Andrew* and Brian contacted us after their late brother died leaving only a handwritten Will. Both brothers were concerned that the Will had not been made in the presence of two witnesses and so was not valid. They also wanted our advice on whether the Will was forged.

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7 December 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Concerns regarding a child’s influence on their father

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You may feel suspicious if you feel your loved one has been influenced to leave their assets to certain people in their Will. This ‘undue influence’ can often be difficult to prove on its own, but your suspicions can be used with other relevant evidence to challenge a Will.

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