Commenting on the consultation’s proposals, Leticia said that “whilst some areas of the law are derived from the 19th century and some of the language may seem archaic, the law is largely settled and widely understood”. However, she also remarked that a “narrowly drawn dispensing power, permitting the courts to admit to probate wills that might otherwise fail due to a minor technicality, would be sensible”.
This coverage appeared following a recent roundtable event that BWB hosted and chaired, which discussed the consultation’s key proposals. This event was attended by leading legacy professionals from the charity sector as well as experts from BWB’s Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team.
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