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News & Events: Inheritance, Wills & Probate

News 29th June 2020

Alexander v Archibald & Archibald

Simon Lane successfully represented the Respondents (Brenda and John Archibald) before Mr Justice Fancourt, in a decision that was handed down by the High Court today. The decision is a useful authority for where property has been placed into joint names on a particular basis/ agreement and the survivor refuses honour this on the death […]

Blog 14th June 2020

Capacity: Where now for the ‘Golden Rule’?

You could not make it up! Lord Templeman, the creator of the Golden Rule in his decision in Kenward v Adams(1975) The Times 29 Nov, died in 2014. He executed his last will in August 2008. He left nothing to his son Michael Templeman or his daughter in law Lesley Templeman and they challenged the […]

Past Events
10th Jun 2020, 12:30 to 13:30

All that Glitters is not Golden

In this lunchtime webinar Professor Robert Howard (UCL) will be joined by Leslie Samuels QC & Mark Dubbery to discuss ‘the Golden Rule’, that where testamentary capacity is in doubt advice should be sought from a medical practitioner. Professor Howard and Leslie Samuels QC will consider the following issues: Has the recent case law changed the […]

Blog 29th April 2020
Ezra Macdonald on Remote hearings and witness evidence

Remote hearings and witness evidence

Remote hearings come with particular difficulties. One obvious difficulty is that the parties cannot see each other as well as they might in the courtroom. But how much of a problem is this? If the demeanour of witnesses (or indeed parties) is relevant to an issue to be decided by the Court, then restrictions on […]

Past Events
14th Nov 2019, 14:15 to 18:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – London

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team are pleased to invite you to our annual London Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview […]

Blog 6th September 2019

ADR and mediation – A shifting landscape

Introduction There has in recent years been a growing emphasis on the role of ADR, with the court being increasingly willing to make costs orders based on failures to mediate. On 17th October 2017 the Civil Justice Council’s ADR Working Group published a comprehensive interim report on the existing and potential role of ADR in […]

Past Events
26th Sep 2019, 13:00 to 17:00

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team and Solicitors for the Elderly South Central are pleased to invite you to our annual Inheritance Law Seminar, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners during the afternoon sessions. Our barristers will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to […]

News 28th March 2019

Managing estates regarding ashes, pets and possessions

Managing the expectations of grieving family members regarding the affairs of a loved one is fraught with difficulty. In her latest webinar ‘Managing estates regarding ashes, pets and possessions’, counsel Amy Berry discusses; what to include in a will, what happens to ashes, pets and possessions when there is testacy and/or intestacy and how to […]

Past Events

Inheritance Seminar – London

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills & Probate team are pleased to announce their annual round of seminars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The Group will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of all key […]

Past Events

Inheritance, Wills & Probate Seminar – Winchester

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills & Probate team are pleased to announce their annual round of seminars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The Group will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of all key […]

Past Events

Inheritance Seminar – Bath

Pump Court Chambers Inheritance, Wills and Probate team are pleased to announce their annual round of seminars, providing a valuable and in-depth update seminar for all practitioners at intensive afternoon sessions. The Group will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of all key […]

News 20th March 2018

Helen Brander to join Pump Court

Pump Court is delighted to announce that Helen Brander will be joining chambers as of Monday 26th March 2018. Helen is an established family law practitioner with particular expertise in matrimonial finance, private law children, as well expertise in inheritance and the Court of Protection. If you require any further information regarding Helen’s practice or any other […]

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