Wills & Trusts

Introduction to contentious probate

Date: 7 September 2021
Venue: Zoom

This one-hour webinar, aimed at lawyers wishing to move into the field of inheritance, wills and probate will provide practitioners with a whistle-stop tour on contentious probate matters.

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Inheritance Act claims and financial remedies on divorce

Date: 15 July 2021
Venue: Zoom

This one-hour webinar will provide an update on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 as well as insight into recent financial remedy proceedings. Natasha Dzameh, one of our  wills & trusts barristers, will discuss recent cases under the 1975 Act.  Family law barrister, Oliver Riley, will then cover general principles applicable on divorce to assist with the “deemed divorce” test and interesting financial remedy cases of note for both family and wills practitioners.

Topics include:

  • Case Update – Inheritance Act Claims – Natasha Dzameh
  • The deemed divorce test and recent financial remedy cases – Oliver Riley

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Spring series: contentious probate update From Legal Network Wales & London & St John’s Chambers

Date: 1 April 2021
Venue: Zoom

These seminars aim to bring practitioners up to speed with all the latest developments in this area of the law. The seminar will be of relevance to solicitors who are, or would like to be, involved in contentious probate work, but it would also be of interest to non-contentious lawyers, will writing firms and professional executors.

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Data protection webinar

Date: 22 March 2021
Venue: Zoom

Barristers James Marwick and James Hughes will be discussing bringing and defending claims for distress or injury after data breaches.

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Wills & Trusts Webinar Series November 2020

Date: 25 November 2020
Location: MS Teams

Topics include:

Webinar 1
4th November 2020 – 1975 Act Claims

Host: Julian Burrows, Wolferstans
Speakers: Georgina Thompson, Oliver Wooding, Annie Sampson, Natasha Dzameh

Webinar 2
11th November 2020 – Practice and procedural aspects of contentious probate claims

Host: Beth King-Smith, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Speakers: Daniel Soar, Joss Knight, Oliver Wooding, Michael Clarke

Webinar 3
19th November – Contentious Probate

Host: Charisse Crawford, Stephens Scown
Speakers: Joss Knight, Alex Troup, Adam Boyle, Natasha Dzameh

Webinar 4
25th November – Administration of Estates

Host: Matthew Evans, Hugh James
Speakers: John Dickinson, Charlie Newington-Bridges, Christopher Jones, Nicholas Pointon

Email [email protected] to register and specify which webinars you would like to attend.

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Contentious Probate Update with Royds Withy King

Date: 29 September 2020
Venue: WebinarJam

Royds Withy King and St John’s Chambers‘ Wills & Trusts team are delighted to invite you to their webinar held in association with Mogers Drewett.
This webinar aims to bring practitioners up to speed with all the latest developments in the world of contentious probate.
It is principally targeted at solicitors who are (or would like to be) involved in contentious probate work, but it would also be of interest to non-contentious lawyers, Will writing firms and professional executors.

Webinar Programme:
  • Amanda NoycePartner and Head of Contested Wills, Trusts & Inheritance Disputes at Royds Withy King
    Welcome & Introduction
  • Luke WatsonPartner and Head of Wills & Inheritance Disputes at Mogers Drewett
    “Video witnessing of wills and the proposed amendments to the Wills Act 1837”
  • Oliver WoodingSpecialist Wills & Trusts Barrister, St John’s Chambers
    “Funeral and Burial Disputes” 
  • Interactive Q&A

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Please note​​​​​​​: We’ll be running this webinar in Webinarjam, which is an easy to join web platform that does not require you to install any software. Unfortunately Webinarjam is not supported in Internet Explorer, so if you have trouble registering, try opening this page in a different web browser or contact [email protected]

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Forfeiture clauses and lifetime gifting – Can they really prevent a dispute?

Date: 23 September 2020
Location: Zoom

Join Stephens Scown on Zoom for an interactive seminar hosted by St. John’s Alex Troup and Oliver Wooding.

  • The new law on video-witnessing wills: will this increase or decrease claims?
  • Use of the court of protection to resolve probate disputes
  • Forfeiture clauses in wills: how effective are they at preventing claims or do they just highlight that someone should make a claim?
  • Challenging life time gifts pre and post death

RSVP by 7th September 2020

To book a place on this webinar, please email [email protected] to receive the webinar login details, if you are unable to join the webinar live, you can still email to register your interest, and receive the materials after the webinar is completed.

Alternatively, call Joe Force on 01392 210700

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Instructing Counsel Webinar

Date: 22 September 2020
Location: Microsoft Teams

The training is CPD accredited and FREE, it is aimed primarily at paralegals, trainees and newly qualified solicitors/CILEX but more senior JLD members are welcome if they would benefit from a refresher.

  • Overview of instructing Counsel | Marcus Coates-Walker, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Barrister
  • Avoiding bad briefs and Building Relationships with Counsel | Natasha Dzameh, Commercial & Chancery Barrister & Sophie Smith-Holland, Family Barrister
  • Remote working, booking Counsel and the back sheet | Robert Bocock, Commercial & Chancery Practice Manager

There will be a live Q&A sections at the end of the webinar, we hope you can join us!

To book your place please RSVP to [email protected]

Note: you do not need an MS teams account to attend.

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Contentious Probate Update 2020

Date: 16 June 2020
Location: The comfort of your living room

Royds Withy King and St John’s Chambers Wills & Trusts team are delighted to invite you to their annual seminar held in association with Mogers Drewett.

The webinar aims to bring practitioners up to speed with all the latest developments in the world of contentious probate.

It is principally targeted at solicitors who are (or would like to be) involved in contentious probate work, but it would also be of interest to non-contentious lawyers, Will writing firms and professional executors.

Click here to request the link to attend

 

Webinar Programme:
  • Introduction
    Luke Watson, Partner, Mogers Drewett
  • Are CFA uplifts recoverable in 1975 Act claims?
    Amanda Noyce, Partner, Royds Withy King
  • Applications for interim provision in 1975 Act claims
    Alex Troup, Barrister, St. John’s Chambers
  • Interactive Q&A session
    All speakers
  • Summary
    Luke Watson, Partner, Mogers Drewett

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The Making of Wills During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Date: 14 May 2020
Location: the comfort of your living room

In this next instalment of the St John’s Commercial and Chancery webinar series, Annie Sampson discusses the making of wills during the coronavirus pandemic, including how social distancing requirements have complicated the making of a will and how those complications might be addressed.

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Bristol STEP Contentious Probate Update

Date: 25 March 2020
Venue: St John's Chambers
Location: 101 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6PU

STEP and St. John’s Chambers are delighted to invite you to this year’s
Contentious Probate Seminar. We have a fantastic line up of speakers:

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STEP: Contentious probate update

Date: 4 April 2019
Venue: St John's Chambers, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6PU
Location: Bristol

Leslie Blohm QC, John Dickinson and Christopher Jones of our Wills & Trusts team will be speaking at the Annual STEP Bristol event at St John’s Chambers on 4th April, kindly sponsored by Smith & Williamson.

Topics include:

  • Enforcing assurances against the quick and the dead – How and why proprietary estoppel cases work differently in claims against estates and claims against live representees
    Leslie Blohm QC, Joint Deputy Head of Chambers, St John’s Chambers
  • Correcting errors in wills: How mistakes in the wording of a will can be corrected using:
    1.Lack of knowledge and approval;
    2.The process of construction of the will;
    3.The remedy of rectification of the will under section 20 of the Administration of Justice Act 1982
    John Dickinson, Barrister, St John’s Chambers
  • Claims to remove executors: tips for success, traps to avoid, and lessons to be learned from recent case law
    Alex Troup, Barrister, St John’s Chambers

Prior booking is essential; please reserve your place by completing the booking form and sending it via e-mail to [email protected]

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Vulnerable testators: conflict, strife, and how to avoid it

Date: 7 February 2019
Venue: Porter Dodson Solicitors & Advisors, The Quad, Blackbrook Business Park, Taunton TA1 2PX
Location: Taunton

Hosted at Porter Dodson’s Taunton office in association with ACTAPS, Christopher Jones and Joss Knight of St John’s Chambers, and Cara Hough of Porter Dodson will facilitate a practical and informative workshop on wills for vulnerable testators.

Topics include:

  • Drafting wills for the elderly or vulnerable
  • Bringing and defending claims for negligent drafting
  • Correcting mistakes

The seminar will begin with delegates divided into three groups each to consider one of the three topics above, followed by an open discussion on the questions posed. Drinks and canapés will be served after the seminar, with the opportunity to network with fellow professionals.

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Contentious Probate Update Bath 2018

Date: 20 November 2018
Venue: Royds Withy King
Location: Midland Bridge House, Bath, BA2 3FP

Royds Withy King and St John’s Chambers are delighted to invite you to their annual seminar seminar held in association with Mogers Drewett in Bath.

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Instructing Counsel Seminar

Date: 13 November 2018
Venue: St John's Chambers, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6PU
Location: Bristol

Bristol JLD and St John’s Chambers are pleased to invite you to their Instructing Counsel Seminar on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 from 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm at St John’s Chambers, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6PU.

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Contentious Probate Update with Hugh James

Date: 2 October 2018
Location: Holiday Inn, Cardiff North

We are delighted to offer this seminar to our clients along with Legal Network Wales member firms. Barristers and solicitors from both St John’s Chambers and Hugh James will look to consider recent developments together with a practical workshop.

The programme includes:

  • A behind the scenes look at the highly publicised high court case of Thompson v. Raggett and others
  • Interim injunctions in contentious probate
  • Getting away with murder? The limits of the forfeiture rule in succession proceedings
  • Interactive workshop – Capacity, gifts and presumptions

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Resolving contentious probate claims – without going to trial

Date: 23 February 2017
Venue: Royds Withy King
Location: Bath

Resolving contentious probate claims – without going to trial.

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Latest developments in proprietary estoppel

Date: 22 November 2016

Latest developments in proprietary estoppel.

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Mediating 1975 Act / contentious probate claims

Date: 17 November 2016
Venue: Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Location: Cheltenham

Mediating 1975 Act / contentious probate claims.

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Inheritance Act

Date: 10 November 2016
Venue: St John’s Chambers
Location: Bristol

Inheritance Act.

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Contentious Probate Update 2016

Date: 10 November 2016
Venue: St John’s Chambers
Location: Bristol

Contentious Probate Update 2016.

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Update on contentious probate and trust cases

Date: 9 November 2016
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Location: Swansea

Update on contentious probate and trust cases.

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ADR and Contentious Probate Disputes

Date: 9 November 2016
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Location: Swansea

ADR and Contentious Probate Disputes

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Mediating Contentious Probate Claims

Date: 9 November 2016
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Location: Swansea

Mediating Contentious Probate Claims

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A practical guide to conducting trials of 1975 Act claims

Date: 1 November 2016
Venue: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
Location: Cardiff

A practical guide to conducting trials of 1975 Act claims.

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Contentious probate case law update

Date: 1 November 2016
Venue: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
Location: Cardiff

Contentious probate case law update.

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Davies v Davies – the Cowshed Cinderella and the clock strikes 12

Date: 1 November 2016
Venue: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
Location: Cardiff

Davies v Davies – the Cowshed Cinderella and the clock strikes 12

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Latest developments in proprietary estoppel

Date: 4 October 2016
Venue: Hilton Cardiff
Location: Cardiff

Latest developments in proprietary estoppel.

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Construction of Wills

Date: 28 September 2016
Venue: Truro Office
Location: Truro

Construction of Wills.

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Latest developments in proprietary estoppel

Date: 15 June 2016
Venue: Oxford Spires Hotel
Location: Oxford

Latest developments in proprietary estoppel.

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Correcting errors in wills

Date: 8 January 2013

John covers how lack of knowledge and approval’ and/or the process of construction of the will can be used to correct mistakes in the wording of a will, give an update on the remedy of rectification of the will under section 20 of the Administration of Justice Act 1982 and consider the case of Marley v Rawlings.

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When will rectification save a will that is otherwise invalid?

Date: 4 October 2012

John considers the Court of Appeal judgments in Barrett v Bem and Marley v Rawlings and the meaning of clerical error within the Administration of Justice Act 1982 section 20 together with the forthcoming Supreme Court decision in Pitt v Holt.

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