chess executor and beneficiary conflict of interest

Recognising a Conflict When a Beneficiary is Also an Executor

Can someone be both executor of a will and a beneficiary under the will? This is quite common – but what if there is a conflict of interest? Beneficiaries and executors A beneficiary of a will is a person named in the will as someone who will inherit money or property, or benefit from a trust. An executor of a will is the person named in the will who is […]

5 things to know about testamentary capacity

5 things to know about Testamentary Capacity

If you want to challenge a will, you have 2 broad options open to you. The first is to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The second option is to challenge the validity of the will itself. There are several grounds to do this – one of those is to argue that the person who made the will, the Testator, did not have […]