A recent case heard in the UK Privy Council (whose Judges are for the most part Judges of the UK Supreme Court) has highlighted the need for care to be taken when making these arrangements.
In the case (Whitlock –v- Moree) the deceased was a 90 year old business man. At the time of his death he had a substantial sum in his bank account. The year before he died he added Mr Moree to his bank account.
Hughes Paddison exhibiting at The University of West of England Careers Fair
This article by Jennifer Allen looks at the extent to which either pre or post-nuptial agreements will be taken into account by the Court and also looks forward to the impact Brexit may have on this area of law.
What our clients say
“Hughes Paddison have provided assistance on numerous occasions consistently acting in an exemplary fashion whilst dealing with all aspects of the issue at hand. It is extremely reassuring to know that our company is represented by such a competent and professional firm.”
– Commercial Director, Ferroli Limited
“We are lucky to have the services of Paul Engelbrecht on hand. He has always met our requests and ridiculous deadlines and puts himself out to make life easier for us”
– Company Secretary - Supergroup PLC
“Paul has repeatedly demonstrated a high level of legal skill, accuracy, attentiveness and most of all, commercial acumen. I particularly appreciate his eye for detail and ability to take complex legal issues and explain them in lay terms. ”
– Relationship Director RBS
“Whilst constantly demonstrating his consummate professionalism and occasional wry sense of humour David has at all times supported me and acted in my best interests resulting in a successful financial settlement and my divorce.”
“Jennifer provided sound professional legal advice which I needed to help me to sort out the legal and financial aspects of a difficult personal situation. I wouldn't hesitate to go to her with any family legal matters I have in future.”
On - you agreed to accept cookies from this website - thank you.
On - you disabled cookies on this website - some functions will not operate as intended.