24-05-2019

Disputing a will made under duress

We represented a client in relation to a dispute concerning the validity of his mother’s Will, in circumstances which suggested that the mother’s last Will had been made under duress and undue influence exerted by our client’s sibling.  In this case it was essential to consider the circumstances of the creation of the Will, including the drafting solicitor’s contemporaneous notes, against the background of family relationships in order to establish the necessary grounds of challenge.  We were successful in establishing undue influence at trial.