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How To Accidentally Leave Your Estate To Your Ex

How To Accidentally Leave Your Estate To Your Ex

Former Culture Secretary Dame Tessa Jowell left almost £1.6 million in her will to her husband. Dame Tessa’s entire estate was left to lawyer David Mills, from whom she separated for several years after he was caught up in a corruption scandal involving the former...
Is A Text Message a Valid Will?

Is A Text Message a Valid Will?

Is a text message a valid will? The answer is: it depends. Some jurisdictions will accept a text message as a will, while others won’t. But the true moral of these stories is that your estate planning should always be more thorough than a text message. In...
Is Sperm Considered Property?

Is Sperm Considered Property?

A recent Supreme Court case has highlighted a tricky question: can sperm be considered ‘property’? How can you plan for the premature death of your partner if you’d always planned to have children? The Case Ayla Cresswell and Joshua Davies were in a relationship when...