Contentious Probate Claims

Contentious Probate Claims
Francis, A
Sweet & Maxwell

Contentious Probate Claims is a highly practical work which guides the practitioner through the law and procedure of contesting the validity of a will.

It explains what contested probate is and how it relates to the non-contentious probate system and other relevant areas. The book shows how to challenge a will and takes the user through each stage of the proceedings. It also includes a chapter on testamentary capacity.
* Sets out the substantive law in a clear and readble manner
* Provides clear, straightforward guidance on an increasingly complex and technical area of law
* Takes the practitioner through evidence and procedure step-by-step
* Covers CPR Part 57 and also the jurisdiction of the Family Division (Probate) under the Non Contentious Probate Rules
* Shows how to prepare a case, both pre-trial and at trial
* Includes guidance on alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation
* Offers guidance on costs
* Contains all relevant statutory material and Rules, protocols, precedents, pleadings and forms, and case summaries of recent key case law
* Includes checklists to ensure each stage is completed correctly

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