Undue Influence & Wills – the Solicitor’s Perspective

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15 March 2017

CertaintyCertainty National Will Register Webinar presented by Tom Dumont, Radcliffe Chambers 

Wednesday 29th March 2017 – 12.00pm

We are delighted to welcome Tom Dumont of Radcliffe Chambers.   Tom is one of the most in-demand juniors at the Chancery Bar. He has been Advocate of the Year at STEP’s Private Client Awards is one of the Lawyer’s Hot 100, Charities and not for profit – Barrister of the Year 2016 by Lawyer Monthly, and is among City Wealth’s Most Highly Regarded Figures in Private Wealth Management. He is equally at home in court, or advising clients.

Undue Influence & Wills – the Solicitor’s Perspective

  • Where are the courts now on undue influence and Wills? 
  • What is the  interplay between undue influence and knowledge and approval?
  • How central is the solicitor’s role – and how can it determine the outcome?
  • What are the solicitor’s risks for personal liability and how can that be avoided?

More and more wills are challenged, year on year. The solicitor’s role is central to the Will-making. One or other (and sometimes both) sides in a probate action will want to recover their costs form the solicitor involved. This webinar will examine how the courts have dealt with solicitors who find themselves trying to make wills for elderly and vulnerable clients, and where those solicitors have succeeded, and where failed, in avoiding personal liability for the costs of the ensuing probate action.

Register today to view the webinar –  “Undue Influence & Wills – the Solicitor’s Perspective ” 

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