Playing a part in litigation – your role as executor or will writer and how to respond to a probate claim
Beth Holden, Partner, and Ryan Taylor, Senior Associate, will take you through a step-by-step guide to acting as or for an executor, or as a will writer, when a probate claim is made or intimated.
Starting with the importance of the Golden Rule, to the Larke v Nugus letter, and moving through to look at what happens when a claim is made, Beth and Ryan will explain how you should respond. The talk will encompass your professional and regulatory obligations, as well as the requirements of the Civil Procedure Rules in probate and Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims, as well as the special costs rules which apply to estates and executors.
Beth and Ryan are experienced litigators so this talk will be an illuminating insight for non-contentious lawyers on the role you may find yourself, or your client, playing in probate litigation.