August 11th, 2015
The Mail advised readers to take steps to make their Wills watertight after a woman won a case contesting her mother’s Will in the Court of Appeal. She got £164,000 of the £500,000 her mother left to three animal charities, cutting her daughter out completely.
Experts said people should appoint a trusted executor, explain clearly the reasons for their actions if these were at all contentious, and use expert advice. The Co-op, one of the biggest providers of legal services, said eight out of ten DIY Wills resulted in problems of one sort or another.