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Contested Probate & Estates - Ongoing series of talks from losing counsel
James v James, by kind permission of Withers) - Free Download
Penelope Reed QC and He also challenged his father's will on the basis that his father had lacked the necessary mental capacity to make a will.
The Judge, in determining the challenge to the validity of the will, has given definitive guidance to resolve the apparent confusion over what the test for testamentary capacity is.
In doing so the Judge made interesting, if non-binding, comments on how to work out what an appropriate award would be (ie the issue of proportionality) and what happens to somebody who has acquired land only to find out later that someone else already had a good proprietary estoppel claim to the same land.
Runtime = 50 minutes
Format = mp4 file, audio and power point with notes.