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The impact of gender reassignment surgery on gifts in Wills

The impact of gender reassignment surgery on gifts in Wills
When a person undergoes gender reassignment surgery it can raise questions as to whether they still inherit if a Will refers to their birth name and previous gender. Should their parents change their Wills to reflect their child's change of name and gender? The Gender Recognition Act 2004The Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA) provides assistance on ...
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Who died first? A key question in some probate cases

Who died first? A key question in some probate cases
To some this may seem a strange question but in the context of Wills this can be a very important question and sometimes pivotal in determining who inherits an estate. In the recent case of John Scarle and Ann Scarle, which was heard in the High Court at the end of June 2019, John and Ann were both found dead from Hypothermia in October 2016 in the...
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Case Study: The Validity of a Will – Nutt V Nutt 2018

Case Study: The Validity of a Will – Nutt V Nutt 2018
On 19 April 2018, Master Clark gave judgment in the estate of Lily Rose Nutt. Our Senior Associate Kerry Hull delves into the specifics of this contested Will case. Lily died aged 88 years on 25 February 2013. She was widowed and survived by three adult children, Christopher 73 years, Vivienne 71 years and Colin 64 years. Her two eldest children ar...
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