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Case Study  |  14:03:19

It has long been established that a Will can be challenged on the grounds of undue influence. However the evidential threshold to prove undue influence has been set high by the courts so successful cases are few and far between. This week one of these rare cases has been reported in the context of three daughters contesting their mother’s Will on the grounds that their father and brother pressured their mother to leave her whole estate to their brother.

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Case Study  |  03:04:19

Mr S – who lived in Newcastle – had been diagnosed with asbestos related problems in 2007. At the time he had instructed local Solicitors to investigate and they told him – without obtaining his medical notes and records – that he had asymptomatic pleural plaques and a claim would not be possible.

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Case Study  |  03:04:19

Mrs H developed mesothelioma. She could not recall definite exposure to asbestos during the course of her own employment and the first solicitor she contacted were unable to continue with the claim. She approached Royds Withy King and they obtained a full statement from her detailing her potential exposure to asbestos as a result of her own work in factories in the Nottingham area, and as a result of her ex-husband’s work and his brother’s work.

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