Back-to-back Wins – Rothley Law Secures Two Court Judgments

Monday, 15th April 2024 Contact: Andrew Bishop – 07740173035 Our specialist Disputed Wills and Trusts team acted for two Claimants in separate trials which took place in February this year. Langley v Qin & Shi. In the first trial, we acted for Jill Langley in Langley v Qin & Shi. Mrs Langley was the daughter of Mr Harrington (the Deceased). …

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What are an executor’s duties as regards neutrality in the event of a dispute between beneficiaries?

The role of the Executor is an administrative one.  It is about ensuring that the estate is protected, gathered in and distributed to the beneficiaries. An Executor who has no financial interest in the dispute (as often occurs with Professional Executors) should at all times remain neutral.  It is for the beneficiary who has the financial interest in the estate …

Ongoing support for change in forced marriage law

The concept of ‘predatory marriage’ may be unfamiliar to many, but the harm caused by predatory marriage can have serious and permanent testamentary effects. The term is generally applied to forced marriages faced by individuals (usually elderly) whose mental capacity is in doubt or who are vulnerable to undue influence. The estates of these same individuals are often subject to …

Changing policy landscape around elder abuse in England and Wales

Things to consider when making a Will

To ensure that you leave your affairs in the best order to assist your loved ones it is strongly recommended that everyone over the age of 18 should make a Will. We are aware that people delay making a Will for a number of reasons.  We can help you consider difficult issues and work with you to find out what …

Checklist for dealing with an estate

Dealing with an estate can be a daunting process. We have prepared a checklist below which can be used as a starting point for the most common steps to be taken when administering an estate. Please note that this checklist is intended as guidance only. Completing the steps below does not necessarily mean that you have fulfilled your duties and …

Personal Representatives: Duties and Responsibilities

Acting as a personal representative (executor/administrator) is not a small task, and there are duties and responsibilities that personal representatives need to be aware of when dealing with an estate. Personal representatives are accountable to the beneficiaries, but they also have other duties and responsibilities in law towards other parties, such as tax reporting to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). …