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Stephen Fisher Crouch

Proprietary Estoppel: son entitled to inherit family farm and mother's farming partnership share (High Court)

Posted by Stephen Fisher Crouch on July 2nd 2018 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The High Court held that, under proprietary estoppel, a son (G) was entitled, on his mother's (Mrs T's) death, to the entire family farm and her farm partnership share.

From leaving school in 1979, G worked on his parents' farms, seven days a week, up to 18 hours a day, with...

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Emma Northover

Boundary Disputes: Practical Tips

Posted by Emma Northover on January 29th 2018 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

The excesses and expense of boundary disputes never seem too far away from our national press.  Often we scoff at the number of years of stress and the legal expense invested by the protagonists.  Only recently an expensive house is being sold to meet the costs of a lost boundary...

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Emma Northover

Inheritance Disputes - Your Local Experts

Posted by Emma Northover on April 7th 2017 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Emma Northover, a Partner in the Litigation Department, and her Senior Solicitor colleague, Stephen Fisher Crouch, are both recognised as Inheritance Dispute experts being accredited members of The Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).  They have therefore established their experience and expertise in a wide range of cases...

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Emma Northover

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

Posted by Emma Northover on December 20th 2016 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

Wills which do not make reasonable provision for family members – Court Case in progress

This week the Supreme Court will hear a case that should clarify the law on challenging wills on the grounds that they do not make reasonable provision for family and dependents. Animal charities are appealing a...

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Victoria Emmett

When should a person’s dying wishes be ignored?

Posted by Victoria Emmett on July 4th 2016 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

In a case that is being keenly followed by the charity sector, a disputed will has recently been sent to the Court of Appeal to determine whether an estranged daughter is entitled to money from her mother’s estate.   

This case will examine in detail the extent to which a person’s wishes,...

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Emma Northover

Attention Landlords - New Rules regarding Assured Shorthold Tenancies

Posted by Emma Northover on October 8th 2015 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

Some important new rules have been introduced concerning Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements (ASTs)for residential properties.  These rules came into force on the 1st October 2015 and apply to all ASTs entered into after that date. 

The regulations relate to the notice to be given ending an AST (known as a Section...

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