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In the recent case of Mundil-Williams v Williams, the High Court ruled that a Will was invalid because the testator (a Welsh farmer) lacked knowledge and approval of its contents.
New regulations have been introduced to extend help for both business and residential tenants during the continuing pandemic.
In a recent appeal, a probate claim has been returned to the High Court to reconsider whether a purported Will was a forgery. The case may well result in new guidance for courts dealing with potentially forged Wills and shines an interesting light on appealing judgments made during the pandemic generally.
At the end of last year, the Health and Social Care Committee published a report that, amongst other things, recommended the introduction of a lifetime limit to care costs. The government has now responded to the report and agreed to introduce a cap of £46,000 per individual.
A landlord who allowed its tenant to remain in occupation after expiry of its contracted-out lease, will be relieved that they successfully opposed the lease renewal application.
The test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority on the construction and interpretation of ‘business interruption insurance’ policy wordings is heading to the Supreme Court on 16 November.
Care UK has agreed to refund fees charged in respect of essential care where residents of its premium care homes were also in receipt of ‘Continuing Healthcare’ funding from the NHS. The move was prompted by action taken by the Competitions and Markets Authority (“CMA”), which considered the charges to be unfair and in contravention of NHS rules.
In the recent case of Archibald v Alexander, John and Brenda Archibald were awarded a share of the beneficial ownership of a house bought in the joint names of their late mother and their sister, Patsy Alexander, in 1997.
Video Witnessing of Wills is now (temporarily) legal as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, courtesy of a new statutory instrument introduced in September 2020.
In a recent landmark ruling of the High Court in the case of Cotterell v Allendale, the High Court granted the trustees of the Allendale 1949 Settlement, extra powers in the interests of general expediency, under the provisions of Section 57 of the Trustee Act 1925.