Monthly Update on Wills Probate Trusts Tax and Elderly Client December 2020

Recorded on: 08/01/2021


The aim of this updating seminar is to provide the busy practitioner with a monthly round-up of new developments in Wills, Probate, Trusts, Tax and Elderly client matters during the month of November 2020.

Learning Outcomes – By taking part in these sessions Participants should be able to:

  • Keep up to date in their professional competence
  • Add additional practical tips to their repertoire
  • Take the opportunity to discuss developments
  • Test their knowledge



  • Will making on the rise because of coronavirus
  • SI on video witnessing of Wills leaves lawyers at risk
  • Interpretation of Will  Knipe v British Racing Drivers’ Motor Sport Charity & Others [2020] EWHC 3295
  • Alleged forgery of Will – Face v Cunningham [2020] EWHC 3119


  • Update– online probate applications mandatory but permissible to use paper forms until 11 January 2021 2020; advice is to delay submission of application until 20 working days from submission of IHT 400 to HMRC
  • Proprietary estoppel – Anaghara v Anaghara [2020] EWHC 3091


  • Trust Registration Service update
  • Trustee’s appointment set aside for undue influence – Mackay v Wesley [2020] EWHC 3400
  • Constructive trusts – Scott v Bridge [2020] EWHC 3116


  • Question 20 on SA 900
  • Wealth Tax Commission – report issued 9 December 2020 promotes wealth tax
  • Updated guidance on DAC 6

Elderly Client

  • Protected person’s inheritance – Re LMS [2020] EWCOP 52
  • Prison sentence confirmed on appeal – Griffith v P [2020] EWCA 1675
  • Reporting on mental capacity to the court – AMDC v AG & Anor [2020] EWCOP 58
  • How long does a CoP judgement remain binding? An NHS Trust v AF & another [2020] EWCOP 55

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